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Rising Sea Levels

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0555/POST-PN-0555.pdf

Sea level rise will continue even if global temperature increase is limited to 2 degrees Centigrade.  Sets out the causes and likely future levels of sea level rise and its implication. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

The 2017 French Parliamentary Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,France,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8015/CBP-8015.pdf

British view of the results of the National Assembly elections, how these work and the functioning of the party system in the Assembly, and the challenges for President Macron’s government.  House of Commons Briefing Paper 8015.

 

Patient Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb224-Patient-Characteristics-Opioid-Hospital-Stays-ED-Visits-by-State.pdf

Presents statistics on the rate of opioid-related hospital inpatient stays and emergency department visits by patient sex and age group from 2005 to 2014.  Finds that opioid-related inpatient stays increased more for females than males at the national level. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/06/271953.htm

Announces the release of 17volumes from the Foreign Relations series including 16 newly digitized volumes covering the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, 2 volumes for 1919, and a volume on Russia, 1919.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954, Iran, 1951-1954

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Iran,Spying/Intelligence

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1951-54Iran

Supplements Volume X, Iran, 1951-1954, issued in 1989, which failed to cover U.S. covert operations to overthrow the Mosadeq regime.  From the State Department

 

The Cost of Care: New Insights into Healthcare Spending Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/pdf/cost-of-care.pdf

Introduces a new approach to measuring health care costs–spending to treat particular diseases.  This article examines the reasons for reporting by disease rather than by service and explains the reasons behind the spending growth for each disease.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

International Tribunals Web Archive

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.loc.gov/collections/international-tribunals-web-archive/

Stores relevant websites hosting information about the most important international tribunals created since World War II.  From the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress.

 

Matal v Tam

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1293

Unanimous Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. government violates the 1st Amendment by refusing to register trademarks that disparage people or groups.  The case involved an Asian-American musical group that called itself “The Slants.”  The Patent and Trademark Office refused to issue a patent.  The decision has implications for the long-standing controversy over certain professional sports team names.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

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