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Titles Available for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read Programming

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/2017-18-NEA-Big-Read-Books-revised.pdf

Announces list of 28 titles for community-wide reading programs sponsored by NEA.  The focus is on contemporary books and authors with a wide range of genres.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2014-15: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016112.pdf

Reports that average cost for tuition and required fees for in-state students at public institutions was up about 4% to $8,100 and for out-of-state students to $18,300.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Authorities, Resources, and Challenges

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Iran,Nongovernmental organizations,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677783.pdf

Examines the Joint Comprehensive Plan agreement with Iran and the role that the IAEA has been asked to play in monitoring and verifying Iran’s commitment, reviews the resources that IAEA has identified as necessary to carry out that role, and identifies potential challenges.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Distributions by Type of Service and Source of Payment, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st491/stat491.pdf

Hospital inpatient expenses accounted for nearly 30% of total health care expenses for the U.S. population while prescriptions accounted for more than 20%.  Private insurance paid for 40% of total health expenses, while Medicare paid for 25%.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

HIV Hospital Stays in the United States, 2006-2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb206-HIV-Hospital-Stays-Trends.pdf

Reports that hospital stays with a principal HIV diagnosis decreased by 49% between 2006 and 2013 but that hospital stays for those in the age range of 55 and older increased significantly.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Fact Sheet: DOT Issues Show Cause Order for U.S. Cuba Service to Havana

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Havana_Fact_Sheet_Show_Cause_Order_0.pdf

Provides questions and answers about the new, limited flights from U.S. cities to Havana, which cities and airlines have been selected, when flights will begin, what categories of travelers will be eligible to go, and how the services are related to laws and regulations pertaining to travel to Cuba.  From the Department of Transportation

 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Proposes U.S. Airlines and Cities for New Scheduled Service to Havana

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Transportation

https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-transportation-secretary-foxx-proposes-us-airlines-and-cities-new-scheduled-service

Announces cities and airlines selected to begin offering flights to Havana, Cuba as part of the Obama Administration’s normalization plan.  The selected cities were chosen as centers of substantial Cuban-American population and as important aviation hub centers.  From the Department of Transportation

 

Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/caavv0413.pdf

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004-13.  Includes the type of crime, weapon use, victim injury, and whether reported to police.     From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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