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Conflict of Interest and “Ethics” Provisions That May Apply to the President

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Religion/Ethics

Briefly identifies those provisions of public law or regulation relating to conflicts of interest that may potentially apply to a president and those that do not apply to the president.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Prison Reform: Reducing Recidivism by Strengthening the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

Website which discusses recent reforms to federal prisons designed to reduce continuing crime from released inmates.  Also includes links to consulting report which proposed reforms and other documents relevant to prison reform initiatives.  From the Justice Department


Justice Department Announces Reforms at Bureau of Prisons to Reduce Recidivism and Promote Inmate Rehabilitation

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

Agency press release which announces reforms including creating a semi-autonomous school district within the federal prison system, reforming federal halfway houses, paying for state-issued photo IDs for inmates prior to release, and providing additional services for female inmates to promote successful returns to the community;  From the Justice Department


Refugees and Asylees: 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Nearly 70,000 persons were admitted to the U.S. as refugees during 2015.  This report identifies the leading countries of nationality, trends and characteristics of refugees, and similar information for those seeking asylum in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under New TSCA Legislation

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Identifies the first 10 chemicals to be evaluated for potential risks to human health and the environment under the authority of the revised Toxic Substances Control Act.  Risk evaluations for these chemicals will need to be completed within three years of the date of their publication in the Federal Register.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Trends in Hysterectomies and Oophorectomies in Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings, 2005-2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Removal of the uterus is the second most common surgical procedure among women in the U.S. with more than 265,000 hysterectomies performed annually.  This report provides an overview of patient and hospital characteristics for such procedures. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Afghan Women and Violent Extremism: Colluding, Perpetrating, or Preventing?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Terrorism,Women

Looks at the multiple roles women in Afghanistan play in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information

Announces that the Congressional Record Permanent Edition is now available for the years 1981-2001, Volumes 127 – 147, on the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo site.  From the Library of Congress and GPO.


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