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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/oecd-regions-at-a-glance-2016_reg_glance-2016-en;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

Federal Register Collection

Categories: Laws/Regulations

http://www.loc.gov/collections/federal-register/

Features a complete digitized collection of copies of the Federal Register, 1936-1993.  For more recent issues, 1994- to date, see FDsys  (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR)   From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

Trends in Child Care Spending from the CCDF and TANF

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44528.pdf

Reviews the legislative history behind the Child Care and Development Fund programs, including the relative importance of state and federal authority in setting funding levels and program rules.  Also presents historical data on child care spending from CCDF and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs for FY2000 – FY2012.  . From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Gun Checks and Terrorist Watchlists

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10509.pdf

Offers factual information about versions of the federal watchlist, including the Known and Appropriately Suspected Terrorist File (KST) and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Also covers post-shooting legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. District Court Vacancies: Overview and Comparative Analysis

Categories: Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10504.pdf

Examines historical data on the number of federal district court vacancies that existed at the beginning of the terms of the last three presidents and also the number on June 1st of their eighth year in office.  While vacancies decreased from first day in office to June 1st of last year for the Clinton and Bush administrations, they increased by 71% in the Obama administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Urban and Rural Transit Providers Reported Benefits but Face Deployment Challenges

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677919.pdf

Describes the extent of use of ITS by transit providers in large urbanized areas, the ITS uptake in small urban and rural areas, the benefits and challenges of deploying ITS, and the extent to which Transportation Department resources have been used to promote and support ITS.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations

https://s3.amazonaws.com/unhcrsharedmedia/2016/2016-06-20-global-trends/2016-06-14-Global-Trends-2015.pdf

Finds that 65 million people were refugees at the end of 2015, the first time that the UN agency has recorded more than 60 million displaced people.  Children made up 51% of the world’s refugees.  From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

 

Utah v. Strieff

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-1373

5-3 Supreme Court decision that allows evidence uncovered after an “unconstitutional investigatory” stop by police to be used as evidence under some conditions.  The case involved a drug discovery after police stopped a car without adequate cause but found there was an outstanding traffic warrant on the driver.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

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