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Earl Gregg Swem Library

British Board of Film Classification (Accountability to Parliament and Appeals) Bill

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Great Britain,Obscenity/Pornography

Discusses proposed changes to the procedures by which British films and some video games are assigned classifications. Also provides an overview of the British approach to classification of cinema and the regulation of media content in general. House of Commons Library Research Paper 08/21.

The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program

Categories: Korea,Nuclear Arms

Examines the ballistic missile program of North Korea, including the history and development from the 1960s, the strategy and motivations behind the program, and its proliferation activities. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Community Hospitals from Selected States, 2005

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Americans made an estimated 115 million visits to hospital emergency departments in 2005. Among the findings: rates of ED visits were inversely related to wealth. Also reports on reasons for visits by age groups, coverage of patients by health insurance, and relationship of health insurance to likelihood of hospital admittance. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Estimates value of U.S. agricultural trade products to reach record $101 billion in FY 2008, while agricultural imports are forecast at $76 billion. From the Economic Research Service.

Foreign Relations of the U.S.: 1969-1976 European Security

Categories: Communism,East Europe,European Union,Foreign Affairs,History,NATO

Latest volume to be released in the official diplomatic history of the U.S. This volume focuses on two major issues: strengthening European security and cooperation and reducing size of NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. From the State Department.

Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2007

Categories: Defense/Military,History

Latest update as of January 2008 of the historic account of invasions, incursions, police actions and other reasons for use of American armed forces abroad. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Mount St. Helens, Washington Eruption 2004 to Current

Categories: Geology/Mining,Weather/Disasters

News, features, photos, and background information on the volcano from the 1980 major eruption through the 2004 minor eruption. From the U.S. Geological Survey

International Travel Safety Information for American Students

Categories: Education-Higher,Recreation/Travel,Youth

Brief information about new passport regulations and publicity about the March 1, 2008 launch of website. From the State Department

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