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Every Friday on C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers," experts inside and outside the federal statistical system join together to offer engaging interviews about the numbers that measure our nation. Compelling statistics highlight the issues affecting life in America. The 45-minute program focuses on issues of the day through the lens of public insights into the federal statistics that may help them form their views. United States Census Bureau.
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This report provides data on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The “near-poor” are people with family income between 100 and 125 percent of the poverty thresholds, allowing for a full examination of the low-income population. The statistics come from the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement. United States Census Bureau.
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Learn more about your member of Congress, get in touch with them and see what they're up to. Follow the latest bills, see floor activity and explore votes from the palm of your hand. Sunlight Foundation. United States.
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Presented in almanac style, the 2012 Canada Year Book contains more than 500 pages of tables, charts and succinct analytical articles on every major area of Statistics Canada's expertise. The Canada Year Book is the premier reference on the social and economic life of Canada and its citizens. This edition marks the Canada Year Book’s final release. Statistics Canada.
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This free and open archive provides access to more than 55,000 social media records from selected North Carolina state agencies. It is currently in beta. Social media activity from these agencies is continually being captured and indexed, and additional agencies will be included in the future. The content in this archive has been captured because it was made or received pursuant to law or ordinance in connection with the transaction of public business by an agency of North Carolina government or its subdivisions (G.S. § 132-1). North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. United States.
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Humanity’s growing appetite for bigger houses, overseas travel, food and consumer goods is the main cause of our most pressing environmental problems, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which considers the links between the environment and consumption.
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A global repository of information on rendition and secret detention with a collection of records concerning over 1100 victims and 6500 rendition flights. Extensive data on rendition flights collected by Access Info Europe forms a substantial part of the information being launched by The Rendition Project. The project, led by UK academics and human rights organization Reprieve, is the largest of its kind and collates all information about rendition currently in the public domain. All of the flight data released using access to information laws across Europe and North America has been made available on the website in original formats, including information released to Access Info from nine countries in the last six months. Economic and Social Research Council. United Kingdom.
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This report discusses DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] and legal challenges to it. It reviews legal principles applied to determine the validity of a marriage contracted in another state and surveys the various approaches employed by states to enable or to prevent same-sex marriage. Congressional Research Service (CRS). United States.
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Provides a comprehensive analysis of recent labour market and social trends, assesses risks of social unrest and presents employment projections for the next five years. The report emphasizes that while employment has begun to recover slowly, job quality is deteriorating and there is a growing sense of unfairness. International Labour Organization (ILO).
Offers primary materials regarding the civil rights movement. Includes photos, memos, meeting notes and more.
"This website is of, by, and for Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement during the years 1951-1968. It is where we tell it like it was, the way we lived it. With a few minor exceptions, everything on this site was written or created by Movement activists who were direct participants in the events they chronicle." crmvet.org