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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Arab,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44110.pdf

Describes the different types of jihadists who pose a threat to U.S. security and the methods available to U.S. law enforcement to counter the threats.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

What’s on Television? The Intersection of Communications and Copyright Policies

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44473.pdf

Reviews the evolution of programming since the 1950s, the regulatory structure that was created to protect property rights and promote competition, and whether that regulatory structure needs major changes in the age of online video distributors.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Governor McAuliffe Restores Voting and Civil Rights to Over 200,000 Virginians

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=15008

Describes the action and includes the text of the Governor’s order that restores the civil and voting rights of 206,000 Virginia residents who were convicted of felonies, served their time, and completed all post-incarceration requirements.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Reading List on UK-EU Relations 2013-16: Reform, Renegotiation, Withdrawal

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7220/CBP-7220.pdf

Presents a list of readings including books, journal articles, law blogs, news articles, press releases, official publications and more on the topic.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07220

 

Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions

Categories: Business/Economics,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4597.pdf

Provides information on trends in Cuban imports of goods and services from 2005 to the present, the effects of trade restrictions on U.S. exports, and an assessment of Cuban institutional and infrastructural problems that could make trade relations difficult.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2014-16

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedfunds/2014/

Offers detailed data tables by agency, type of R&D, performer, and field of science/engineering.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-publishes-21st-annual-us-greenhouse-gas-inventory

Agency press release summarizing results of report.  Inventory shows a 9% drop in U.S. emissions since 2005 and a 1% increase in GHG emissions in 2014 over 2013.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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