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2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

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

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House

 

2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/reports/2017/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2017.pdf

Outlines the Trump administration’s four trade priorities: promoting U.S. sovereignty, enforcing U.S. trade laws, expanding goods and services exports, and protecting U.S. intellectual property rights.  Cites preference for bilateral rather than multilateral treaties, and skepticism toward the value of the World Trade Organization.   Includes an annex listing trade agreements entered into by the U.S. since 1984.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2015 National Content Test Race and Ethnicity Analysis Report: A New Design for the 21st Century

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census

https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/2020/program-management/final-analysis-reports/2015nct-race-ethnicity-analysis.pdf

Presents findings to Census Bureau officials on research and test results relating to best approaches for questions on race/ethnicity.  Recommends inclusion of Middle Eastern/North African response category be included for more accurate reporting.  From the Census Bureau

 

Global Priority List of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to Guide Research, Discovery, and Development of New Antibiotics

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/medicines/publications/WHO-PPL-Short_Summary_25Feb-ET_NM_WHO.pdf

First ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, which covers 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human  health.  From the World Health Organization

 

Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-680

Near unanimous decision of the Supreme Court that sends a Virginia redistricting case back to the lower court to reconsider whether the legislative district lines were drawn to harm African American voters.  The court ruled that the three judge panel of the lower court had not applied the right standards in deciding the lines were constitutional.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Guidance Regarding Gender Identity and Sex-Segregated Facilities

Categories: Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/941551/download

Text of the guidance letter which rescinds the Obama administration interpretation of the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex in regard to sex-segregated facilities and gender identity.  From the Justice Department

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on New Title IX Guidance

Categories: Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-issues-statement-new-title-ix-guidance

Cover letter which announces that the Department of Education is rescinding the guidance relating to gender identity and the use of locker rooms and restrooms in schools, which was announced by the Obama administration in 2016.   From the Education Department

 

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