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NEX Global Daily Downscaled Climate Projections

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://cds.nccs.nasa.gov/nex-gddp/

Interactive dataset containing climate scenarios for the globe.  Each projection includes daily maximum and minimum temperatures, and precipitation for the periods from 1950 forward to 2100 and is designed for examining climate change impacts at local and regional scales.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Librarian of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-096.html

Agency press release announcing the first U.S. Hispanic poet laureate who will serve during 2015-16.   Includes background information on Herrera and on the office including a full list of past laureates.  From the Library of Congress

 

The European Parliament: Organization and Operation

Categories: European Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/fiches_techniques/2013/010303/04A_FT%282013%29010303_EN.pdf

Brief fact sheet which covers legal basis, membership, organization, and more.  From the European Parliament Think Tank

 

Overpayments in the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs: A 10-Year Study

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://oig.ssa.gov/sites/default/files/audit/full/pdf/A-01-14-24114.pdf

Studies 1,500 beneficiaries who began receiving disability benefits in October 2003 to determine the extent of overpayments in the program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

2014 European Elections: Profile of Voters and Non-Voters in Each EU Member State

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015/558344/EPRS_STU(2015)558344_EN.pdf

Reports that the rate of participation in European elections in May 2014 was 42%.  This report examines the reasons people gave for voting or not voting by country.  Reasons for participation or non-participation include attitudes and opinions regarding the European Union.  Large, slow-loading file.  From the European Parliament

 

Communication Disorders and Use of Intervention Services Among Children Aged 3-17 Years: United States, 2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db205.pdf

Reports on the percentage of U.S. children aged 3-17 who have communication disorders of speech, language, voice, or swallowing.  Also covers the percentage of those with disorders who received intervention services.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Children in Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid Fee-for-Service, 2003-2005

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr080.pdf

Examines differences and characteristics of children receiving Medicaid health insurance coverage from fee-for-service plans or managed care plans.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-628

Supreme Court decision that focuses on federal separation of powers issues.  The case concerns whether an American, born in Jerusalem, could declare Israeli citizenship on the strength of a law passed by Congress in defiance of foreign policy on the status of Jerusalem established by the State Department.  The divided court found the law unconstitutional.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

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