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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Dawn Curry Page v. Virginia State Board of Elections

https://www.scribd.com/document_downloads/242215896?extension=pdf&from=embed&source=embed

Ruling by three judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that the congressional districts in Virginia dilute the voting strength of African Americans by concentrating them in a single district and are therefore unconstitutional.  Orders the districts to be redrawn by April 2016.  From Scribd

 

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

Lists and links to sources of information from the federal government, private and international organizations, other national government sites, and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=6780

Executive Order 30 of 2014 declares that same sex marriage is now legal in Virginia and directs all Virginia state agencies to make the necessary policy changes to comply with the Supreme Court decision not to review lower court decisions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Military Health System Review: Final Report to the Secretary of Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/140930_MHS_Review_Final_Report_Main_Body.pdf

Results of a review ordered by the Secretary of Defense which finds that the MHS provides quality care that is comparable to that in the civilian sector but that some areas are below national benchmarks.  From the Department of Defense

 

FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rules

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-eliminates-sports-blackout-rules

 

News release which explains rationale for order which eliminates government regulation that prohibits cable and satellite operators from airing any sports event that had been blacked out on a local broadcast station because of inadequate ticket sales.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/reportstats/2014Mid-careerwageoutcomes.pdf?from=

Provides data on wage outcomes out to twenty years past graduation by degree and discipline of study.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/24/remarks-president-obama-address-united-nations-general-assembly

Delivered on September 24, 2014 with a focus on the need for international order and an end to violent extremism.  From the White House

 

New Modeling Tool for Response to Ebola Virus Disease

Categories: Africa,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0923-ebola-model-Factsheet.html

Agency fact sheet which announces the development of a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases of the disease in West Africa—between 550,000 and 1.4 million cases by January 2015.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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