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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sectarianism in Lebanon and Syria: The Dynamics of Mutual Spill-Over

Categories: Arab,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict,Religion/Ethics

Describes how and why the conflict in Syria is intensifying Sunni-Shia tensions in Lebanon.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Sunni-Shia Relations After the Iraq War

Categories: Arab,Democracy/Peace,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Religion/Ethics,Science/Technology

Examines the rise of sectarianism in the Middle East since 2003 and how the social, political, and technological changes which are fueling this trend are affecting Sunni and Shia communities.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Dementia Special Care Units in Residential Care Communities: United States, 2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

This report compares residential care communities with and without dementia special care units.  17% of residential care communities had special dementia care units.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Offers statistics on nonfatal intimate partner violence, covering such items as type of crime, weapon used, victim injury, and medical treatment involved.  Reports a 72% decline in sinch crimes against women from 1994 to 2011.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


NSA Spying on Americans

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

A chronological archive of National Security Agency documents, declassified or made public by media sources since June 2013, related to agency surveillance of American communication media.  From the Electronic Frontier Foundation


Post-Disaster Reunification of Children: A Nationwide Approach

Categories: Children,Weather/Disasters

Represents a first-attempt to devise reunification processes and procedures for reuniting children with parents following natural, technical, or human-caused disasters.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency


Trends in Health Care Cost Growth and the Role of the Affordable Care Act

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation

Analyzes recent trends in health care costs, the forces driving those trends, and their likely economic benefits.  Finds that per capital health care spending has grown over the past three years at an annual rate of 1.3%, the lowest rate since records began in 1965.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, November 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Describes the current situation with federal debt and the debt limit (with debt limit suspended until 2/7/2014), what makes up the debt subject to the limit, and what measures the Treasury can use to cope with limitations.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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