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The New and Noteworthy blog for Government Information has been suspended as of June 20, 2018.  It covers primarily U.S. federal government documents which appeared between 2005 and June 2018.

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Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Marriage/Family,Presidency

Text of the presidential executive order that ended the policy of separating immigrant parents and children.  From the White House



Foreign Relations of the United Stares 1969-1976 Volume XIX, Part 2: Japan, 1969-1972

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,History,Japan

Focuses on efforts of the Nixon Administration to improve relations with Japan while also seeking to expand contact with China and to realign the international economic system.  From the State Department


How Radicalization to Terrorism Occurs in the United States

Categories: Crime/Justice,Terrorism

Subtitled: What Research Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice Tells Us.  Focuses on 8 “facilitators” that often lead to radicalization of individuals.  From the National Institute of Justice


Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Supreme Court/courts

Supreme Court ruling that a law banning political apparel in voting places was too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional.  The law resulted in voters being turned away if they wore t-shirts with certain slogans and logos, such as “Don’t Tread on Me.”  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


SSI Recipients by State and County, 2017

Categories: Children,Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual statistical report on number of recipients and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled by local area.  From the Social Security Administration


Payers of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2010 and 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Reports that from 2010 to 2015 the share of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits shifted away from private payers and no insurance to public payers.  Also provides state level information on the changing share of Medicare and Medicaid payments from 2010 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978-December 1980, Second Revised Edition

Categories: Arab,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

Incorporates handwritten notes by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Samuel Lewis during the September 5-17, 1978 Camp David summit.  This material, discovered after the publication of the first edition, enhances the documentary record presented there.  From the State Department


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