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The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45471-Long-TermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf

 

Examines health-related behaviors, health status, health care utilization, and health care access among U.S. adults who identified themselves as straight, gay or lesbian, or bisexual to gather information on possible health care disparities due to sexual orientation. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

http://childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/YA_14.pdf

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SurveyReportwithAppendix.pdf

A survey of 440 four year colleges and universities which assesses how they report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence.  Finds that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and best practices in how they handle sexual violence among students.  From the U.S. Senate Office of Claire McCaskill

 

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2014%20MDG%20report/MDG%202014%20English%20web.pdf

 

Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations

 

Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Interim 2014 Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,United Nations

http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DDPP_interim_2014_report.pdf

The interim report describes an approach to decarbonization at the individual country level and presents findings on technically feasible ways to cut carbon emissions in industrialized countries by 2050.  Final report to be released in connection with September 2014 summit.  From the United Nations

 

Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/128038/1/9789241507509_eng.pdf?ua=1

Provides an overview of the current status of noncommunicable diseases in each World Health Organization country, including current burden and recent trends in NCD mortality, major risk factors, and the national system’s capacity to respond to the challenge.  From the World Health Organization

 

National Funding of Road Infrastructure

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Public Works,Taxes,Transportation

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/infrastructure-funding/infrastructure-funding.pdf

As Congress debates how the U.S. will fund road construction in the future, this report covers the highway infrastructure funding practices of 14 foreign countries; some like the U.S. rely on a gas tax while others fund from general revenue or other schemes.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

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