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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Palestinian Parliamentary Election and the Rise of Hamas

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Middle East Conflict

A British perspective on the background to the Palestinian election and the various factors behind the Hamas victory. Also considers reactions to the results and prospects for the future. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/17.

Report on Activities to Combat Human Trafficking, Fiscal Years 2001-2005

Categories: Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment

Provides estimates of the extent of the problem and details about techniques used to combat sex and labor trafficking. Offers data on trafficking prosecutions, victims, and origin of victims. From the Department of Justice.

Complaints Against Various Television Licensees Concerning … Broadcast of the Super Bowl

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Obscenity/Pornography,Telecommunications/Internet

Details of the final ruling by the Federal Communications Commission in the matter of the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show wardrobe malfunction. CBS was fined a half million dollars for the violation of broadcasting obscenity regulations.

100 Fastest Growing Counties

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Loudoun County was the second fastest growing county in the nation from 2000 to 2005 with an increase of 50.7% from 169,000 to 255,000 people. Flagler County, Florida was the national leader with a growth percentage of 53.3%. 8 Virginia counties were among the 100 fastest growing. From the Census Bureau.

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2006

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

A brief collection of data on the transportation system, the changes since 1970 and their effect on the economy, environment, and energy of the nation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Reports from the Future of Iraq Project

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iraq

More than 1,200 pages of 12 previously undisclosed reports from the State Department&#xoo27;s Future of Iraq project, which brought together international experts and Iraqi exiles in the 18 months before the U.S. invasion to plan for a post-Saddam Iraq. Obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, scanned and posted by Russ Kick of The Memory

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States

Categories: Education,Statistics

A collection of data on 28,000+ private elementary and secondary schools in the U.S., including school size, religious orientation, geographic region, and program emphasis. From the National Center for Education Statistics