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Intel Committee Publishes Declassified 28 Pages

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Saudi Arabia,Terrorism

Previously classified section of a report by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the 9/11 attack.  The newly released section, entitled “Part Four: Finding, Discussion, and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters,” discussed potential connections between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers.  From the House Intelligence Committee


United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

Widely cited article by President Obama which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association discussing the progress of health care reform and specifically the improvements made by the Affordable Care Act in reducing the uninsured rate by 43% from 2010 to 2015.  From the White House and JAMA


The South China Sea Arbitration: The Republic of the Philippines v. the People’s Republic of China

Categories: China,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Philippines,Supreme Court/courts

Discusses the question of jurisdiction over historic rights and maritime entitlements in the South China Sea, the positions of China and the Philippines, and the Tribunal’s decisions on the merits of the Philippines’ claims.  From the Permanent Court of Arbitration


Interior Issues Final Regulations to Raise Safety and Environmental Standards for Any Future Exploratory Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Press release summarizing the main points of new final regulations relating to any future exploratory drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea areas of the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the Department of the Interior


Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf: Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Test of final regulations issued to ensure that any future exploratory energy drilling on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf would be conducted under the highest safety and environmental standards.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the Department of the Interior


America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Latest in an annual series of reports on the condition of children in the U.S.  The brief version highlights selected indicators for children in seven areas including family, health, economic circumstances, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Senate Confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Women

Press release on the confirmation of Hayden as Librarian of Congress for a renewable 10 year term.  Previously the post was a lifetime appointment.  She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the library head.  (Roll call vote on the nomination of Hayden, 74-18-8)  From the Library of Congress


Brexit: What Happens Next?

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines

Answers a series of questions following the British vote to exit the European Union such as what will happen in the coming months, will immigration be affected, what are the options for Scotland, and will EU law still have effect in the UK?  Also provides links to many related reports.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07632


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