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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Broadcast Television and Radio: Disclosure Requirements for Broadcasted Content

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Congress,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665860.pdf

Describes the disclosure requirements and practices of TV and radio stations that air ads or programming that affect their interests and may be intended to influence Congress and any requirements to air opposing views. Also discloses what is known about the number and market value of such ads aired from 2007 to 2012.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

East China Sea

Categories: China,Energy,Japan,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/east_china_sea/east_china_sea.pdf

Describes the strategic location of the East China Sea and the potential oil and gas deposits that have made it a point of contention between China and Japan.  From the  Energy Information Administration

 

Student Discovery Sets

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/student-discovery-sets/

The first six texts in a projected series of E-books that are available for the iPad. Among the initial topics: the Constitution, the Dust Bowl, and the Harlem Renaissance.  From the Library of Congress

 

Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/FederalHumanTraffickingStrategicPlan.pdf

The 5 year federal plan for aiding victims of human trafficking.  From the Department of Justice and other federal agencies

 

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

Gulet Mohamed v Eric Holder

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Processes/Organization,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/jud/statesec/gulet-091514.pdf

Decision of a federal district court judge that the judiciary can compel in camera review of material that the federal government claims is protected by the state secrets privilege.  The case, deriving from an individual’s listing on the government’s No Fly list, involves individual liberties and the respective powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in matters related to the War on Terrorism.  From the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Health Insurance Exchanges: Coverage of Non-excepted Abortion Services by Qualified Health Plans

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665800.pdf

This report describes whether non-excepted abortion services are covered by qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act within the 28 states with no laws restricting such coverage for the 2014 benefit year and provides additional information, such as the scope and cost of non-excepted abortion services coverage, for selected QHPs that cover such services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Reducing Gun Crime in Virginia: Trends and the Need for Clear Thinking in Public Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%207.pdf

Discusses Virginia’s much-criticized gun laws and then examines how Virginia firearm sales may be related to or affected by crime, high profile events of gun crime, the implementation of gun policies, and public perceptions.  Calls for background checks for anyone buying a gun from an unlicensed private seller.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

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