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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bostic v. Rainey

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues


Ruling by federal district court judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  From


2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Results Show Growing Farm Economy

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

Press release describing the initial results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  Provides link to more 2012 Census information in anticipation of May 2014 release.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Launching Cyber Virginia and the Virginia Cyber Security Commission

Categories: Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

Provides the text of Executive Order #8  which brings public and private sector experts together to make Virginia a leader among states in cyber security.  From the Governor’s Office


Process Lessons Learned in Yemen’s National Dialogue

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Describes how transition processes in Yemen affect the country’s rule of law, justice, and security and how they could be useful for other countries undergoing the transition from conflict to peace.   From the United States Institute of Peace


Presidential Memorandum: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Youth

Describes presidential initiative to improve opportunities for youth of color by tracking indicators of life outcomes on a website, developing federal proposals that will enhance positive outcomes, and creating a public portal to disseminate successful programs and practices.  From the White House


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Statistics

Annual report on the situation of human rights in various countries of the world, from a U.S. perspective.   From the State Department


Regional and State Unemployment: 2013 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Unemployment rates fell in 43 states and the District of Columbia and rose in 2 states. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Real GDP advanced at a rate of 2.4% in the fourth quarter of the year and at a rate of 1.9% for the year overall.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


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