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Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016109.pdf

Looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Persistence and Attainment Among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016083.pdf

Tracks the progress toward the attainment of a degree or other credential for students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04 and were working in a career or technical education environment.  Compares their progress with students who started at the same time and pursued a bachelor’s degree.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,European Union,Statistics,Terrorism

https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/europol_tesat_2016.pdf

Latest annual report which provides a review of the failed, foiled, and successful terrorist attacks that took place within the European Union during 2015.  Includes chapters on Jihadist, ethno-nationalist and separatist, left-wing and anarchist, and right-wing terrorism, statistical annexes, and a section on new legislation aimed at terrorism prevention in EU countries.  From Europol

 

Marc Veasey et al v. Greg Abbott et al; United States et al v. State of Texas et al.

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/14/14-41127-CV3.pdf

9-6 decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that the Texas law which requires a voter to show a particular kind of photo ID discriminates against minorities and the poor.  The case was sent back to the district court to find a way to accommodate those who are registered to vote but lack a photo ID.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

 

Connectome Map More Than Doubles Human Cortex’s Known Regions

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2016/connectome-map-more-than-doubles-human-cortexs-known-regions.shtml

Press release about the mapping of 180 distinct areas in the brain’s cortex.  Includes a brief description of the research and a citation to the article in the issue of Nature where the research was fully reported.  From the National Institute of Mental Health

 

United States of America … v. Aetna, Inc. and Humana Inc.

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/877881/download

Text of the law suit filed by the Justice Department and eleven states including Virginia against the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana, the third and fifth largest health insurers in the U.S.  From the Justice Department

 

United States of America … v. Anthem, Inc, and Cigna Corp

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/877886/download

Text of the law suit filed by the Justice Department and eleven states including Virginia against the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, the 2nd and 4th largest health insurers in the U.S.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department and State Attorneys General Sue to Block Anthem’s Acquisition of Cigna, Aetna’s Acquisition of Humana

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-state-attorneys-general-sue-block-anthem-s-acquisition-cigna-aetna-s

Press release on the reasons why the U.S. Justice Department is attempting to block two proposed health insurance mergers.  Eleven states including Virginia are suing in the Federal District Court for the DC Circuit to prevent the mergers from reducing from five to three the number of national health insurers in the nation. From the Justice Department

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