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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016007.pdf

Presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 3

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-3.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 2

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-2.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan, and Bush VP, Part 1

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-1.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  The declassified records come from U.S. defense, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Smoking/Tobacco

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0533/POST-PN-0533.pdf

Estimates that nearly 3 million people in the United Kingdom smoke e-cigarettes.  Summarizes the latest data on the scale of use, safety and quality of e-cigarettes, and their value as a stop-smoking tool.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/2016-firearms-commerce-united-states/download

A set of 13 statistical tables and charts on gun manufactures, exports and imports, types of weapons registered by state, actions on firearms license applications and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of the Justice Department

 

Nursing Home Compare

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/About/Short-Stay-Residents.html

Offers several new quality measures for short-stay residents at nursing homes in their comparison and ratings site for U.S. nursing homes.  New measures include percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission and percentage who were successfully discharged to the community.  From Medicare.gov

 

Evolution of the Meaning of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44585.pdf

Examines how widely to interpret the phrase “Waters of the U.S.” which has no clear definition in the Clean Water Act.  The Commerce Clause is cited as the constitutional basis for regulating water quality, but recent court decisions have cited limitations to that authority.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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