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An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

Describes the problems with Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act including the low conviction rates and what could be done to bring about improvements.  From the United States Institute of Peace


SEC Adopts Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Press release about adoption of regulation that requires a public company to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer to the median compensation of its employees.  The disclosure, to be revealed in annual reports, proxy and registration statements, is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2014

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program.  From the Social Security Administration


Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults, United States, 2013

Categories: Disability,Statistics

Reports on the prevalence of disability among adults according to five factors: vision, cognition, mobility, self-care, and independent living.  Disabilities involving mobility and cognition were the most prevalent.  Offers statistics on prevalence of disabilities by type and state and by socio-demographic characteristics.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2013, Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports an increase in the number of prisoner deaths (4,446) for the third consecutive year.  Presents annual counts and 14 year trend.  Also provides mortality rates per 100,000 inmates, the causes of death, the characteristics of those who died, and the states where the deaths occurred.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Laws Related to Hunting Lions in Zimbabwe

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice

Following the controversial killing of a lion named Cecil by an American hunter, this report covers what the law says about hunting lions in Zimbabwe, responsibility for managing wildlife, restrictions on hunting methods and weapons, the penalties for illegal hunting, and sources of more information about wildlife laws in African countries.  From the Law Library of Congress


2015 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

The annual Medicare Trustees Report projects that the hospital insurance fund will remain solvent until 2030, a period that has grown by 13 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  Growth in per-Medicare enrollee costs continues to be at historical lows.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

10.5 million individuals were among the working poor, those who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force but whose incomes fell below the official poverty level.  Also provides information about demographic characteristics, education attainment, and occupation of the working poor.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics