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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Afghanistan: Mid-Year Report 2013: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Civil/Human Rights,Statistics,United Nations

Reports that civilian deaths in Afghanistan were up 23% over the comparable period of 2012.  More than 1,300 civilian deaths were documented between January 1 and June 30 of 2013.  Describes the impact of the war on civilians and the types of threats they face.  From the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan


2011 Business Dynamics Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

Press release on latest update to statistical database which tracks size and age of business firms.  Latest data reveals effects on young firms of the recent recession, especially in states where home prices declined sharply.  Includes links to database jointly maintained by the Kauffman Foundation and the Census Bureau.  From the Census Bureau


2013 Virginia Statewide Rail Plan

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues

Defines a vision for passenger and freight rail transportation in Virginia.  Identifies current assets and services, chokepoints, and recommended improvement projects.  Draft version for public comment.  From the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation


United States v. PFC Bradley E. Manning

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence

Unofficial transcript of the court session at which the verdicts were announced in the case of the private charged with espionage and aiding the enemy by releasing secret government documents.  From the Freedom of the Press Foundation


2012 Records Management Self-Assessment Report

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

Annual report to determine if federal agencies are meeting satisfactorily the statutory and regulatory requirements for records management.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


European Social Statistics: 2013 Edition

A collection of the social statistics available in the 27 member European Union states and the candidate countries.  Serves as an introduction to European social statistics.  From Eurostat

Homeopathy: An Introduction

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Provides a general overview of homeopathy and sources for additional information.  Expresses skepticism about the therapeutic value of any homeopathic methods and warns about the danger of side effects and drug interactions.  From the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health


Analysis of the Administration’s Announced Delay of Certain Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Taxes

Offers a revised estimate of the effects on the federal budget of delaying the so-called employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act by one year.  Estimates an additional cost of $12 billion over the ten year period from 2014 to 2023, due to the loss of penalty payments from employers not meeting the mandate.  From the Congressional Budget Office