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Childlessness Rises for Women in their Early 30s

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Press release which cites rise in the number of U.S. women in their early 30s who have never had a child, from 26% in 2006 to 30.8% in 2016.  Also provides link to set of 7 tables entitled Fertility of Women in the United States: 2016 for more details. From the Census Bureau


Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Presidency,Religion/Ethics

Controversial presidential directive that executive agencies should not interfere in the exercise of political activity by religious organizations by such means as denying tax deductions or objecting to conscience-based opposition to preventive-care mandates.  From the White House


The Net Neutrality Debate: Access to Broadband Networks

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Reviews the controversy surrounding efforts to create regulations that would place restrictions on corporate owners of the networks that provide access to the Internet to ensure equal access and nondiscriminatory treatment.  Regulations adopted in 2015 would make Internet networks subject to more regulations but representatives of the Trump administration are opting for less regulation.  The report reviews FCC and Congressional activity on the matter.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists