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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Vienna, 14 July 2015

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Text of the agreement between Iran, the U.S. and the P5+1 partners to ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be peaceful.  See also the Five Annexes to the agreement.   From the White House and the European Union


State of the Climate in 2014

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

2014 was the warmest year on record for the Earth.  The report includes global climate indicators, notable weather events, and contributions from more than 400 scientists in nearly 60 countries.  Includes sections on oceans, regional climates, the tropics, and the polar regions.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Meteorological Society


Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

In 2013 the U.S. birth rate for teenagers dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, but U.S. rates are higher than those in other developed countries.  This report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing for U.S. teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Joint Staff Report: The U.S. Treasury Market on October 15, 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines

Provides detailed analysis of the market conditions and record trading volumes that day.  Attempts to explain the causes of the so-called flash crash in the securities markets and offers next steps to enhance public and private understanding of changes in the structure of the U.S. Treasury market.  From the Treasury Department and other agencies.


Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

The 2014 congressional election turnout rate of 41.9% was the lowest since federal record keeping began tracking voting and citizenship status in 1978.  This report examines voting patterns by age, race, and Hispanic origin and includes a look at early and absentee voting.  From the Census Bureau


Briefing to the Press on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Press conference where Secretary of State John Kerry announces details of the nuclear deal between Iran,  the U.S., and the P5+1 partners, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.   From the State Department


Iran: Efforts to Achieve a Nuclear Accord

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

Provides background information on Iran’s nuclear program, the details of the Joint Plan of Action interim agreement of November 2013, and the efforts to reach a comprehensive agreement since April 2015.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

The 17th report in a series which presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives.  The indicators cover 7 domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.  Also has a special feature on health care quality among U.S. children.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


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