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Earl Gregg Swem Library

USS Pueblo: LBJ Considered Nuclear Weapons, Naval Blockade, Ground Attacks in Response to 1968 North Korean Seizure of Navy Vessel

Categories: Communism,History,Korea,Spying/Intelligence

A set of 25 recently declassified documents that reveal the responses considered by the U.S. government to the seizure by North Korea of the spy ship USS Pueblo.  The loss of the ship and its equipment is considered by some to have caused more harm to National Security Agency code secrets than the Snowden disclosures.   Posted by the National Security Archive


Report on the Telephone Records Program Conducted Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and on the Operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence


Reviews the history and operation of the National Security Agency’s telephone records program, statutory and constitutional issues raised by the program, intelligence benefits and civil liberties harms, and then offers recommendations for needed reforms, including an end to the Section 215 Bulk Records Collection program.   From the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


The Port of Virginia: Organizational Restructuring and Reform Report

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Transportation,Virginia Issues$file/SD5.pdf

Outlines reform and restructuring actions taken since April 2013 by the Virginia Port Authority and its Board of Commissioners to try to make the Virginia port the U.S. eastern seaboard gateway for import/export of freight throughout the world.  From the Virginia Port Authority


Implementing Medicaid Reform in Virginia

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services$file/HD6.pdf

Subtitled: Moving Forward with Improved Coordination and Management of Long-Term Services and Supports: A Summary of Planned Reforms.  Proposes reforms to coordinate service delivery, streamline administration, and improve beneficiary engagement with the program.  From the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services


Global Employment Trends 2014: Risk of a Jobless Recovery

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics,United Nations—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_233953.pdf

Analysis and statistics on the worldwide labor picture.  Finds job creation falling short of need, and rising unemployment among the young.  From the International Labour Office.


Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,United Nations

Site with hundreds of technical and policy resources for so-called green economic development.  From the UN Environment Programme


Primary Cesarean Delivery Rates, by State: Results from the Revised Birth Certificate, 2006-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Describes state-specific trends in cesarean delivery rates from 2006 through 2012 for areas that implemented the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth.  Cesarean deliveries reached a peak of nearly 32% of all births in 2009, then declined slightly.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Infertility Service Use in the United States: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 1982-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Reports on the number and percentage of women and men who had used assisted reproductive services and the most popular types of such services. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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