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Health United States 2014, With Special Feature on Adults Aged 55-64

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf

The annual overview of national trends in health statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Justice Department Opens Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-opens-pattern-or-practice-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing Attorney General Lynch’s decision to investigate the Baltimore Police Department’s use of force and its stops, searches and arrests to determine whether there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.   From the Justice Department

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2014

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2014/supplement14.pdf

The major source of data for U.S. social insurance and welfare programs.  Published annually since 1940.  Covers both programs administered by the Social Security Administration and other major health care and social insurance programs of the federal government.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Digest of Education Statistics 2013

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2015011

Latest annual compilation of statistics on all levels of U.S. education from pre-school to graduate level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Snapshot Review of Sexual Assault Report Files at the Four Largest U.S. Military Bases in 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Gillibrand_Sexual%20Assault%20Report.pdf

Alleges that sexual assault cases have been under-reported by the Defense Department, particularly in excluding cases involving civilian spouses of military members and civilian women living near military bases.  One of the four bases covered in the investigation was Naval Station Norfolk.  From the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

 

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

http://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-42/14-42-2015-05-07.pdf?ts=1431009005

Decision of three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, which gathered millions of civilian phone records, violates the PATRIOT Act and is unconstitutional.  From Justia

 

Advisory Opinion of the Virginia Attorney General on Regulations Relating to Hospitals and Health Care Centers

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.oag.state.va.us/files/15-028_Levine.pdf

Opinion of Attorney General Mark Herring that relieves women’s health centers which perform abortions from having to meet strict hospital-style building standards.  The State Board of Health will review rules, established under the previous Attorney General, which require abortion clinics to make costly building renovations.  From the Office of the Attorney General

 

Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY14_Annual/FY14_DoD_SAPRO_Annual_Report_on_Sexual_Assault.pdf

Presents statistics and analysis of reports of incidents of sexual assault during FY2014.  Also discusses policy and program improvements to the Sexual Assault  Prevention and Response Program of the DoD.  From the Defense Department

 

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