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Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Offers statistics on selected health measures for children under 18 years of age classified by indvidiual and family demographic, social and economic characteristics. Topics covered include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, allergies, prescription medication use, school-loss days, usual place of health care and more. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

The Effect of Wealth and Race on Start-up Rates

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics

Explores the question of whether wealth affects the business start-up outcomes of minorities and nonminorities differently. The results show that Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs face greater odds in opening a business than do their nonminority counterparts. From the Small Business Administration.

FY 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Homeland Security

Offers details on the annual allocation of money among the five major security programs for Homeland Security. Allocation of funds was based primarily on considerations of which areas faced the greatest risk. From the Department of Homeland Security.

The All-Volunteer Military: Issues and Performance

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Volunteering

Deployments associated with the Iraq War have raised concerns about the ability of the armed forces to recruit and retain the personnel needed . To increase the size of the military and to assure that it broadly represents all segments of society, some have suggested returning to a draft. This report considers some of the arguments made for and against the draft before and since it was replaced by an all-volunteer force in 1973. The study also reviews performance trends of the volunteer force and discusses possible effects of returning to a draft. From the Congressional Budget Office.

Grids and E-Science

Categories: Great Britain,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Describes e-science, science using advanced information and communication technologies, and Grids, pooling of computer resources to store and access large amounts of data, and offers details about key United Kingdom and international projects. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice, and Recent Developments

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency

Examines the court cases, both Watergate and post-Watergate, which have established the concept of executive privilege but also placed limits on it. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance

Categories: Afghanistan,NATO

Examines the challenge of Afghanistan as the first out-of-area mission for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a test of whether NATO has the political will and military capabilities to stabilize and reconstruct Afghanistan. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Food and Agricultural Imports from China

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment

Discusses the quantity and value of food and agricultural imports from China to the U.S. and safety issues that have arisen in regard to food, medicine, and other Chinese products. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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