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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Native Americans,Virginia Issues

Press release on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Southeastern Virginia.  From the Bureau of Indian Affairs


Wiretap Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

The number of federal and state wiretaps authorized in 2014 decreased by 1 % from 2013.  This report provides information on the number and nature of federal and state applications for orders authorizing/approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts


Crime in Virginia 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD143.pdf

Annual compilation of crime statistics for Virginia.  Includes law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, value of property loss, and arrest data.  From the Virginia State Police


An Earthquake History: Finding Faults in Virginia

Categories: Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

Examines the history of earthquakes in Virginia and describes a project which attempts to map the state’s seismic zones.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade, 2014

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

A.K.A. 2014 Trade Shifts.  Focuses on industry developments and the principal drivers influencing  trends in U.S. trade.  Also covers bilateral trade flows between the U.S. and four key trading partners/regions and methods of measuring trade flows.  From the United States International Trade Commission


Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

Statistical tables on science and engineering degrees earned at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels by field of study and by sex.   Also covers psychology and social sciences.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

Analyzes Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s decision to embark on a policy of conciliation with Pakistan to secure greater cooperation in fighting Taliban militants on Afghan soil.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Presidential Policy Directive: Hostage Recovery Activities

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

Redefines U.S. government policy relating to recovery of hostages held abroad.  From the White House.


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