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AT&T Corporation v. Hulteen et al.

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts,Women

7-2 Supreme Court decision that rejected the claims of four women that their pension calculation should include time spent on pregnancy leave between 1968 and 1976. The law treating preganancy no differently than other disabilities was not passed until 1979. From

Ashcroft, Former Attorney General v. Iqbal

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Pakistan,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism

5-4 decision by the Supreme Court that a Pakistani man cannot sue former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Head Robert Mueller for his incarceration after the 9/11 attacks. Javaid Iqbal had sought redress for his arrest which he felt was based on discriminatory policies based on his religion and nationality. The court ruled that the top officials were not liable for the actions of their subordinates. From

Solving the Puzzle: Researching the Impacts of Climate Change Around the World

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

Explains how research funded by the federal government has revealed signs of a changing climate in every corner of the globe. This report addresses some of the major questions facing climate change researchers and how those puzzles area being solved by federal research. From the National Science Foundation.

The Increase in Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented, and Cost Savings If Seat Belt Use Rose …

Categories: Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Estimates that an additional 1600 lives would have been saved and 40,000 nonfatal injuries would have been prevented if 38 states and the District of Columbia, all with seat belt use below 90% in 2007, had been able to raise their level to 90%. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Storage of Captured Carbon Dioxide Beneath Federal Lands

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment

Analyzes the potential for storing captured carbon on 400 million acres of federal lands legally available for such a purpose. Reports that 68% of the estimated storage potential beneath federal lands is in Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. However, the majority of carbon dioxide point sources are east of the Mississippi River. From the Energy Department.

Medicare Basics for Caregivers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Online pamphlet of information for people providing care for someone on Medicare. Includes sections on prescription drug coverage, continuing care options, and frequently asked questions. From the National Institutes of Health.

Roadblocks to Health Care: Why the Current Health Care System Does Not Work for Women

Categories: Health Insurance,Women

Discusses the reasons why women have less health insurance coverage than men and the need for change. From

A New Approach to Classifying Industries in the Information Sesctor

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

The convergence of telephone, broadband Internet, and cable television services has led to problems in industry classification under the North American Industry Classification System. To resolve the problems, the telecommunications industry has been restructured according to the type of transmissions facilities used and by the infrastructure operated by the establishments. Telecommunications has been divided into wired telecommunications carriers, wireless telecommunications carriers, satellite telecommunications, and other telecommunications. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.