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Presidential Memorandum: Combatting the National Drug Demand and Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,China,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mexico

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/26/presidential-memorandum-heads-executive-departments-and-agencies

Describes the loss of life and other damage caused by addictive drugs and calls upon the Secretary of Health and Human Services to declare a Public Health Emergency.  Cites rise in opioid prescriptions, heroin from Mexico, and fentanyl from China as major culprits.  From the White House

 

JFK Assassination Records, 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

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

Covers the release of nearly 3,000 additional documents, mostly from the CIA and FBI, related to the assassination of President John Kennedy.  The release was mandated by the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  A few additional documents are scheduled to be released next spring.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/275095.htm

Latest semi-annual report on human rights abuses in North Korea.  Covers particular aspects of human rights abuses and the individuals deemed responsible.  From the State Department

 

Environmental Protection Agency Final Report on Review of Agency Actions that Potentially Burden the Safe, Efficient Development of Domestic Energy Resources …

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://usenvironmentalprotectionagency.cmail19.com/t/d-l-uibdil-alydlulij-r/

Responds to Trump’s Executive Order 13783 to explain how the EPA is curbing regulatory burdens in order to promote energy production and growth.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Employment Projections 2016-2026

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf

Estimates an increase of 11.5 million workers by 2026 for a total of 167.6 million in the U.S.  Also sees energy industry-related technician positions as the fastest growing occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/155_crecb

Adds the years 1911-1921 to the coverage online of the final or permanent edition of the Congressional Record.  From the GovInfo site of the Government Publishing Office

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v24

Covers Argentina and the Latin America Region, a portion of what will be Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1977-1980 Latin America.  This portion was given priority in the declassification process, as part of the National Security Council-led Argentina Declassification Project.  The focus is on the human rights situation during the period of the military junta government in Argentina.  From the State Department

 

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Native Americans,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/race-and-ethnicity/2016/home.htm

Describes labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity  groups in the U.S., including labor force participation, occupations, educational attainment, earnings, and unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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