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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Migration Outlook 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/social-issues-migration-health/international-migration-outlook-2015_migr_outlook-2015-en#page1

Analyzes recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries as well as some nonmember countries. Also includes recent labor market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars

Agency press release on discovery of evidence that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day planet of Mars. Describes the nature of the evidence and provides images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Making Open Science a Reality

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology

https://www.innovationpolicyplatform.org/sites/default/files/DSTI-STP-TIP%282014%299-REV2-for%20declassification%20-%20US%20and%20other%20comments%20addressed-numbers-removed.pdf

Reviews the progress in OECD countries in making the results of publicly funded research openly accessible. From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Congressional Redistricting: Legal and Constitutional Issues

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44199.pdf

Examines how redistricting disputes have become a matter for judicial interpretation since the landmark Baker v. Carr decision of 1962. Also considers six current legal issues relating to redistricting. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Selected Legal Mechanisms Whereby the Government Can Hold Contractors Accountable for Failure to Perform or Other Misconduct

Categories: Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44202.pdf

Provides an overview of measures that the federal government could use in penalizing contractors for failing to meet their contractual responsibilities. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Text of Address to United States Congress by Pope Francis

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Religion/Ethics

http://www.scribd.com/doc/282892779/Text-of-Address-to-United-States-Congress-by-Address-By-Pope-Francis-Of-The-Holy-See

Text of Pope’s address to Congress on Thursday, September 24, 2015. From Scribd and the Government Publishing Office’s FDsys.

 

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Privacy,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vit14.pdf

An estimated 17.6 million Americans or 7% of all residents age 16 or older were victims of one or more incidents of identity theft in 2014. This report presents findings on the prevalence and nature of identity theft, including how the information was obtained, financial losses involved, and the impact of identity theft on victims’ lives. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Detailed Summary of U.S. Objectives

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/TPP-Detailed-Summary-of-US-Objectives.pdf

Describes the administration’s goals for TPP and presents in detail U. S. negotiating objectives. “An attempt to make trade negotiations transparent to the public.” From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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