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Hate Crime Statistics 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

Offers information on the offenses, offenders, victims, and locations of hate crimes during 2015.  Includes offenses motivated by bias against race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity.  Records a major increase in hate crimes against Muslims.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

The Trump presidential transition site.


We are Americans First

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency

Remarks of President Obama on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.  From the White House


Kaine Email Project @ LVA

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Virginia Issues

Provides access to emails generated during the governorship of Tim Kaine.  An ongoing project.  From the Library of Virginia


Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs: Alternate site: CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

Search blog by publication title: Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation to find links to all previously issued volumes in series on CIA’s Electronic Reading Room site.


Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

Long withheld 1984 5th part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history of what went wrong at the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.  Volumes 1-4 were previously released.  The CIA claimed a “deliberative process” privilege for the volume, an internal investigation, but changes in the FOIA require release of drafts if they are more than 25 years old.  Posted by the National Security Archive.  Previous volumes in the CIA’s Electronic Reading Room


Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program … Final Regulations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Full text of the final regulations (927 pages) designed to protect student loan borrowers and define situations where borrowers qualify for loan forgiveness due to institutional misconduct.  From the U.S. Department of Education


U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Press release summarizing the objectives of new rules designed to protect students and clarify the process for loan forgiveness in cases of institutional misconduct.  Includes a link to a summary of the key provisions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


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