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Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009-2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db203.pdf

This report compares health insurance and health characteristics between those with and those without serious psychological distress severe enough to cause moderate-to-serious impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Condition of Education 2015

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015144.pdf

Presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends at all levels of U.S. education, including educational attainment and economic outcomes, and international comparisons.  New indicators include learning behaviors for kindergartners, disparities in outcomes among male youth of color, and differences in postsecondary degree completion by socioeconomic status.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/62295cddd6c6b45685257e52004fac97!OpenDocument

Agency press release which provides a summary of what the new regulation is designed to accomplish and what areas are not affected.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States”

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-05/documents/rule_preamble_web_version.pdf

Final rule that responds to a 2006 Supreme Court ruling by clarifying what waters are affected by the Clean Water Act.  The rule defines affected waters as navigable waterways and their tributaries.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

The State of Nature in the European Union: Report on the Status of and Trends for Habitat Types and Species Covered by the Birds and Habitats Directive for the 2007-2012 Period ….

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,European Union,Natural Resources

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52015DC0219&from=EN

Provides the most comprehensive picture to date on the state of nature in the European Union.  Birds are faring better than other species. From the European Commission

 

Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Children,Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/rural_child_poverty_report_final_non-embargoed.pdf

Over 300 rural counties have had poverty rates of over 20%  in every Census since 1980.  This report describes ways to measure rural poverty,  credits federal assistance programs with alleviating the worst of such poverty and urges a variety of program adjustments to continue the progress.  From the White House

 

State of Texas et al v. United States

Categories: Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/15/15-40238-CV0.pdf

2-1 vote on partisan lines of a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.  The decision denies the Obama Administration’s request to lift a Texas District Court injunction blocking the implementation of a plan to defer deportations of illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.  From Justia.com.

 

Hillary Clinton_Email Collection

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Headlines

http://foia.state.gov/Search/results.aspx?searchText=*&caseNumber=F-2015-04841

First batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on Benghazi, Libya and other topics,  released in the State Department’s Virtual Reading Room.  Shows original document date, sender, and recipient.  From the State Department

 

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