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Progress for Children: Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Income/Poverty,United Nations

Final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals of the UN.  Despite progress, millions of children are living in poverty, dying before they turn five, and suffering chronic malnutrition.  From UNICEF


The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Suggests that possible war crimes were committed by both Palestinian and Israeli armed groups during the 51 day conflict.  Includes both the report and detailed findings of the Commission.  From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance from Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

Tracks 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for seven years after conviction as they attempt to transition into early adulthood.  Provides a look at how young people mature out of crime and what society can do to promote positive changes in the lives of youth.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


Department of Defense Base Structure Report: Fiscal Year 2014 Baseline

Categories: Defense/Military

A description of real property data owned or managed by the Department of Defense arranged alphabetically by state.  From the Department of Defense


Horne v. Department of Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Headlines,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts

8-1 Supreme Court decision that a Depression-era federal program that requires farmers to turn over a portion of their raisin crop  to support market prices is an unconstitutional taking of property.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Natural Resources

Estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.  Summarizes results from a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis, the Climate Change Impacts and Risks Analysis (CIRA) project.  Predicts that a global agreement to cut ghg emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths by the end of the 21st century.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Multifactor productivity increased at an annual rate of 0.8% in 2014, Shows trends over years since 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


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