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Earl Gregg Swem Library

British Counter-Terrorism After the July 2005 Attacks

Categories: Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/resources/british-counter-terrorism-after-july-2005-attacks

The new British approach to counter-terrorism emphasizes community-policing principles and partnerships with Muslim groups. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Productivity and Costs: Preliminary 4th Quarter and Annual Averages for 2006

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod2.pdf

Reports the smallest labor productivity increases in the business and nonfarm business sectors of the economy since 1997. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

First-time S and E Graduate Enrollment of Foreign Students Rebounds in 2005

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf07312/nsf07312.pdf

Reports that the total number of foreign graduate students enrolled in science and engineering fields continued to decline in 2005 but enrollment of first-time foreign graduate students in such fields rose for the first time since 2001. Offers data on graduate enrollment by age, sex, race, citizenship and field of study. From the National Science Foundation.

Child Welfare: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits for Children in Foster Care

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Welfare/Social Services

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RL33855_20070201.pdf

Examines how federal benefits to children in foster care are used by states as reimbursement for funds spent on foster care services and whether children in foster care should directly receive some or all of the federal funds. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2004-2005 Teacher Follow-up Survey

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007307

Follows a previous Schools and Staffing Survey to determine how many teachers remained at the same school, moved to another school, or left the teaching profession in the year after the Survey. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Returns and Resubmissions of nominees to the U.S. Courts of Appeals and District Courts, 1977-2006

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Processes/Organization

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RL33839_20070126.pdf

During this period, the Senate rejected 243 nominations to the District Courts and 145 nominations to the Courts of Appeals. The 107th Congress (2001-2002) had the most returns, 71, followed by the 102nd (1991-1992) with 55. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

District of Columbia Voting Representation in Congress: An Analysis of Legislative Proposals

Categories: Congress,District of Columbia,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RL33830_20070130.pdf

Reviews past proposals and current legislation designed to provide voting rights to the Delegate from the District of Columbia. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

District of Columbia Representation: Effect on House Apportionment

Categories: Congress,District of Columbia,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RS22579_20070124.pdf

Examines how the provisions of two bills would provide for voting rights for the Delegate from the District of Columbia and how they would impact other states and overall apportionment. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

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