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Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Orientation Among Adults Aged 18-44 in the United States: Data from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr088.pdf

A survey of sexual behavior and attraction which includes statistics on intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. Also contains statistics on percentages of men and women who say they are straight, gay, or bisexual. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sleep Duration, Quality of Sleep, and Use of Sleep Medication, by Sex and Family Type, 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db230.pdf

Finds that single parents, especially women, suffer from sleep deprivation, and that adults in two-parent families were less likely than adults in other types of families to use sleep medications. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

2016 Session Budget Bill

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://budget.lis.virginia.gov/bill/2016/1/HB30/Introduced/

Budget for the 2017-2018 biennium submitted by Governor McAuliffe to the Virginia General Assembly. From the Virginia Legislative Information System

 

2015 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Report-to-Congress-China-WTO-Compliance.pdf

The 14th annual report on official U.S. views of China’s compliance with 9 broad areas of World Trade Organization commitments. Identifies areas where progress has been achieved and underscores areas of concern. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Defense/Military,Terrorism

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/1225_Report_Dec_2015_-_Final_20151210.pdf

Part of an ongoing series of reports to Congress which describes efforts to enhance security and stability in the country during the last half of 2015. From the Defense Department

 

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/ac7b52362207dad785257f300060442e!OpenDocument

Press release on the law suit initiated by the Justice Department on behalf of the EPA against Volkswagen and affiliated car manufacturers. Discusses in plain language the case against VW. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

United States v. Volkswagen AG, Audi, etc.

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/809826/download

Civil complaint filed by the U.S. against Volkswagen for using illegal devices to cheat on emissions tests and violate the Clean Air Act. The suit seeks injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties. From the Justice Department

 

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/big-data-tool-inclusion-or-exclusion-understanding-issues/160106big-data-rpt.pdf

Examines benefits that “big data” can offer business firms, especially in providing services to underserved populations, and possible risks in worsening disparities or discrimination. Includes a section on Considerations for Companies in Using Big Data. From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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