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Vital Signs: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adults—United States 2011-2012

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports on the extent of hearing loss among American adults.  Nearly 1 in 4 adults who were tested had a high-prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

The controversial executive order that set off protests at major airports across the country.  In the name of protecting American citizens from terrorist attacks, bans the issuance of visas to people trying to enter the U.S. from seven countries of concern for 90 days and calls for realignment of the refugee admission program.  From the White House


Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Presidency,Public Works

Among other things, this one declares the intention of the Executive Branch “to secure the southern border of the U.S. through the immediate construction of a physical wall” and to produce a comprehensive study of the security of the southern border to be completed within 180 days.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Presidency,Treaties

Directs the U.S. Trade Representative to withdraw the U.S. from TPP negotiations and to pursue bilateral trade deals instead.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Institutes a freeze on hiring for all executive branch departments and agencies except for military positions and directs the head of the Office of Management and Budget to develop a long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce through attrition.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Transportation

Invites Canadian authorities to re-submit an application to the Secretary of State for a presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and directs the Secretary of State and other federal authorities to clear away all obstacles to completion of the project.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Transportation

Directs the proper federal authorities to proceed with the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Presidential action which revokes the policy of 2009 and restores the policy of 2001 banning U.S. financial support for international health programs which provide or support abortion services.  From the White House


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