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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Deaths from Unintentional Injury Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2000-2013

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db199.pdf

Describes trends in unintentional injury deaths among the elderly, highlighting differences by age, race, ethnicity, and urbanization for the five leading causes of injury death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trends in Elevated Triglyceride in Adults: United States, 2001-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db198.pdf

Reports on the segment of the adult population with elevated triglycerides by age, sex, race, and weight status. The percentage of adults with elevated triglycerides has been declining, from 33% in 2001-2004 to 25% during 2009-2012.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health United States 2014, With Special Feature on Adults Aged 55-64

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf

The annual overview of national trends in health statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Money for Something: Music Licensing in the 21st Century

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43984.pdf

Describes the current legal framework governing the music industry.  It also examines the changes in technology and consumer behavior that have reshaped the industry.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Arab,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Energy,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44017.pdf

Analyzes the motives and objectives behind Iran’s foreign policy including ideology, threat perceptions, national interests, and connections with terrorist groups. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish Its Authority Over ICANN?

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44022.pdf

Discusses U.S. plans to transfer authority over the Internet domain name system to a global Internet multistakeholder community organization and Congressional concerns about such a transition. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Controlled Unclassified Information

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/news/2015/05/cui-proposed.pdf

New proposed federal rules for standardizing treatment of information that is unclassified but considered too sensitive for public disclosure, such as information related to law enforcement, nuclear security, and grand jury proceedings.  Would replace more than 100 different categories for such information previously used by agencies. From the Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Virginia Offshore Oil and Gas Readiness Study

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1302015/$file/RD130.pdf

Evaluates Virginia’s potential to assume a leadership role in the exploration, development, and production of new petroleum resources.  From the Virginia Department of Minerals, Mines and Energy