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Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide

Categories: Literacy/Reading,United Nations

http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/news/overview_info_lit_resources.pdf

A collection of information literacy resources from around the world divided into 42 lists by language. From the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

 

Cars, Trucks, and Climate: EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40506.pdf

Describes steps taken by the Obama Administration to clean air by restricting emissions of greenhouse gases from motor vehicles.  This report discusses the full range of EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act and how that might affect other mobile sources such as ships, locomotives, and airplanes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unauthorized Aliens: Policy Options for Providing Targeted Immigration Relief

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42958.pdf

In anticipation of comprehensive immigration reform legislation, this report discusses the problem of how to treat the estimated 11 million unauthorized aliens in the U.S., especially in view of the fact that they entered the U.S. in different ways for different reasons with different types of connections to the U.S.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Legal Issues

Categories: Guns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42957.pdf

 

Discusses recent developments including President Obama’s support for gun control legislation and judicial cases post-Heller which have considered state and local assault weapons restrictions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Reserve: Unconventional Monetary Policy Options

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42962.pdf

Describes the monetary policy strategy used by the Federal Reserve since the Great Recession, especially the policy of quantitative easing, and proposed alternatives to the Fed policies for promoting economic recovery.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Mega-States: An Analysis of Student Performance in the Five Most Heavily Populated States in the Nation

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/main2011/2013450.pdf

Covers student performance on tests in New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and California.  These five states serve more than half of the nation’s English language learners and some of the largest concentrations of children from lower-income families.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Invasive Cancer Incidence, United States, 2009

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6207a1.htm?s_cid=mm6207a1_x

This report summarizes the most recent invasive cancer incidence rates by sex, age, race, ethnicity, primary site, and state of residence.  Covers 1.4 million invasive cancers diagnosed in the U.S. during 2009.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Canonical Rules on the Resignation of a Pontiff, and the Election of a New Pontiff (Part 1 of 2)

Categories: Religion/Ethics

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/02/canonical-rules-on-the-resignation-of-a-pontiff-and-the-election-of-a-new-pontiff-part-i-of-ii/

From a blog at the Law Library of Congress.

 

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