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Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

New Census Bureau Statistics Show How Young Adults Today Compare with Previous Generations in Neighborhoods Nationwide

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Youth

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-219.html

Agency press release with links to maps which show how young adults today compare with those of 1980 in terms of demographics, economics, marriage and more.  From the Census Bureau

 

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013

Categories: Energy,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/pdf/uscrudeoil.pdf

Describes the increases in oil and gas reserves with crude oil reserves exceeding 36 billion barrels for the first time since 1975.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/2013/data-tables.cfm

Detailed data on the demographic characteristics, educational history, sources of financial support, and postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY14_POTUS/FY14_DoD_Report_to_POTUS_Full_Report.pdf

Describes efforts of the Department of Defense to reduce the incidence of sexual assault within the ranks of the military and includes provisional data on FY2014 reports of sexual assault.  From the Defense Department

 

EPA Proposes Smog Standards to Safeguard Americans from Air Pollution

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/6CE92BE958C8149285257D9C0049562E

Agency press release on proposed regulations to strengthen air quality standards to a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion to reduce the harmful effects of ground level ozone or smog.  Includes link to full proposal.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Parents’ Experiences in Obtaining Health Care for Children … 2011

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st463/stat463.pdf

High income families reported greater success in obtaining routine health care appointments for children than did poor families.  Families with private insurance reported better visits with doctors than did families with public insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Utilization of Intensive Care Services, 2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb185-Hospital-Intensive-Care-Units-2011.pdf

Reports that nearly 27% of hospital stays involved intensive care unit charges accounting for 47% of total hospital charges.  Also covers the conditions for which ICU treatment was used and types of hospitals where they were most prevalent.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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