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June 18, 2016

19:02
National Institute of Justice – How Prevalent Is Campus Sexual Assault in the United States? by Lisa Fedina, Jennifer Lynne Holmes and Bethany Backes “A review of research from the last 15 years finds that although prevalence rates vary, they all indicate that a substantial number of college students are sexually assaulted. Sexual assault on […]
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“The National Archives of the US Coloring Book of Patents 2016 We’ve chosen some of our favorite patents from our holdings for you to color. We’d love to see how you color them in—share them with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tagging @usnatarchives. These patents came from the Records of the […]
18:48
Environmental Working Group, Curt DellaValle, Senior Scientist. June 14, 2016. “More than 1,400 chemicals and chemical groups are known or likely carcinogens. Through industrial applications, consumer products and food, water and air, Americans are exposed daily to these cancer-causing compounds, which invade the body and build up in blood and urine. Federal health officials have […]
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Combating Nuclear Smuggling: NNSA’s Detection and Deterrence Program Is Addressing Challenges but Should Improve Its Program Plan, GAO-16-460: Published: Jun 17, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2016. The National Nuclear Security Agency’s (NNSA) Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) program has developed a program plan that includes four 5-year goals to guide its efforts; however, […]
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The Memory Hole 2 – EPA: Flint Water Documents Interim Release 5 12 16 [PDF] “Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request about the poisonous nature of Flint, Michigan’s water, the EPA quietly released 5,155 pages of internal documents. They placed the humongous PDF file in a search-only archive with cryptic header info, meaning […]

June 17, 2016

19:12
National Center for Education Statistics – “NCES has a mandate to report to Congress on the condition of education by June 1 of each year. The Condition of Education 2016 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2016 report presents 43 key indicators on the status and condition of […]
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Lott, John R. and Whitley, John E and Riley, Rebekah C., Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States (July 13, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2629704 “Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among […]
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IRS Unleashes Flood of Searchable Charity Data, By Peter Olsen-Phillips – “The Internal Revenue Service opened a gusher of information on nonprofits Wednesday by making electronically filed Form 990s available in bulk and in a machine-friendly format. The material will be available through the Public Data Sets area of Amazon Web Services. It will also […]
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Department of Homeland Security guide – quick reference guide to assist friends, family, colleagues, co-workers, organizations – “An “active shooter” is an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their […]
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Via DHS – “As the recent events in Paris (and Orlando and…) so tragically demonstrate, we continue to face ongoing threats in an uncertain world. Active shooter events, the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and the threat of complex attacks like those seen in Beslan, Russia; Mumbai, India; and now, Paris, France must be […]
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United Nations Human Rights Council – “ISIS has committed the crime of genocide as well as multiple crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Yazidis, thousands of whom are held captive in the Syrian Arab Republic where they are subjected to al most unimaginable horrors. The present report, which focuses on violations committed in […]
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News release: “U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2015. The report highlights that Interior investments in recreation, conservation, water and renewable energy led to $106 billion in economic output, and supported 862,000 jobs. Interior’s activities related to fossil fuel extraction and […]

June 16, 2016

18:41
Nellemann, C. (Editor in Chief); Henriksen, R., Kreilhuber, A., Stewart, D., Kotsovou, M., Raxter, P., Mrema, E., and Barrat, S. (Eds). 2016. The Rise of Environmental Crime – A Growing Threat To Natural Resources Peace, Development And Security. A UNEP- INTERPOL Rapid Response Assessment. United Nations Environment Programme and RHIPTO Rapid Response–Norwegian Center for Global […]
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“Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is a trends and forecast publication now in its 37th edition, and is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast reports in the real estate industry. Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2016, undertaken jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, provides an outlook on real […]
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Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point – June 16, 2016, Author(s): Sam Mullins Abstract: “This analysis of 47 cases of jihadist-inspired violence carried out in Western countries between January 1, 2012, and the June 12, 2016, Orlando attack sheds light on the evolving terrorist threat. The data shows that the Syrian civil war and the […]
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“May 2016 broke last year’s record for the warmest May on record for the globe by 0.04 degrees F, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The more than yearlong heat streak also resulted in other new global heat records. The seasonal temperature (March–May) for the globe was the highest for this […]
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Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution: “This report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health examines the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime. The report starkly sets out the dangerous impact air pollution is currently having on […]
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Federal Student Loans: Education Could Improve Direct Loan Program Customer Service and Oversight, GAO-16-523: Published: May 16, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2016. “Education has multiple mechanisms to oversee servicers, but key weaknesses limit its ability to manage the Direct Loan program. First, while Education has made improvements in how it tracks borrower complaints, it […]
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CRS Reports & Analysis Legal Sidebar When Are Violent Crimes Federal Hate Crimes? 06/14/2016 “The shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando has generated interest in the scope of the federal hate crime statute, 18 U.S.C. 249, enacted in 2009. Section 249 establishes two distinct federal crimes. Section 249(a)(1) outlaws violence committed because of the […]
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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Peter C. Fisk – You applied for a job but got no response. How come? “A recent study may help to answer that question. Henry S. Farber, Dan Silverman, and Till von Wachter conducted the research and reported their findings in “Factors Determining Callbacks to Job Applications by the Unemployed: An […]