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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Year in Trade 2016: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Cuba,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Laws/Regulations,Mexico,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4711.pdf

Covers activities of the past year related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. Includes information about World Trade Organization dispute settlement decisions, antidumping and intellectual property rights infringement cases, and bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners—the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Superfund Task Force Recommendations

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-07/documents/superfund_task_force_report.pdf

Report of the Superfund Task Force with 42 recommendations for expediting the clean-up of some 1,300 contaminated sites on the National Priorities List. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Announces Superfund Task Force Recommendations

Categories: Environment,Weather/Disasters

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-superfund-task-force-recommendations

Agency press release on recommendations for streamlining and improving the operation of the Superfund Program. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Patient Residence Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb226-Patient-Residence-Opioid-Hospital-Stays-ED-Visits-by-State.pdf

From 2005 to 2014, large metropolitan areas had the highest rate of opioid-related inpatient stays but small metropolitan areas experienced the fastest growing increase (122% vs 28% in large metro areas). Also shows rates by community-level income.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Afghan Views of Government and Elections

Categories: Afghanistan,Elections/Campaigns

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/sr409-afghan-views-of-government-and-elections-legitimacy-pending.pdf

Explores the issue of political legitimacy and elections in Afghanistan and the increasing frustration with the National Unity Government. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

JFK Assassination Records: 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,History,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

Consists of 3,800 documents, most of which were previously released with parts redacted but also includes 441 formerly withheld-in-full. The documents were released by the CIA and FBI.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

National Transportation Statistics 2017

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/NTS_Entire_2017Q2.pdf

Annual statistical report on the condition of the U. S transportation network, the safety and accident record, the relationship between transportation and the economy, and the environmental and energy implications of transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

(energy     environment     statistics     traffic accidents     transportation)

Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2016/index.htm

Annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism during the past year. Includes country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation and profiles of designated terrorist organizations.  From the State Department

(crime/justice     foreign affairs     headlines      terrorism     WMD)

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