Category Archives: Current Events

World Trade Organization: Overview and Future Direction


Report:
World Trade Organization: Overview
and Future Direction
Cathleen D. Cimino-Isaacs, Analyst in International Trade and Finance
Ian F. Fergusson, Specialist in International Trade and Finance
Rachel F. Fefer, Analyst in International Trade and Finance

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Trigger warnings may amplify disability-related stigma around trauma survivors and increase their risk of developing PTSD


Study:
Trigger Warning: Empirical Evidence Ahead
Benjamin W. Bellet, Payton J. Jones, and Richard J. McNally
Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

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Right to Try: Access to Investigational Drugs


Report:
Right to Try: Access to Investigational Drugs
Susan Thaul,
Specialist in Drug Safety and Effectiveness

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Land may be designated as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act only if its actually inhabited, and exclusions are subject to judicial review


Opinion:
WEYERHAEUSER CO.
v.
US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE,
ET AL.

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Federal Land Ownership: Acquisition and Disposal Authorities


Report:
Federal Land Ownership: Acquisition and Disposal Authorities
Carol Hardy Vincent, Coordinator, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy
R. Eliot Crafton, Analyst in Natural Resources Policy
Laura B. Comay, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy
Katie Hoover, Acting Section Research Manager

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Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence


Report:
Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens
Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence
Hillel R. Smith,
Legislative Attorney

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U.S. Navy spent over $1.5 billion from 2008-2018 to support attack submarines that provide no operational capability


Report:
Actions Needed to Address Costly Maintenance
Delays Facing the Attack Submarine Fleet
John Pendleton,
Government Accountability Office

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OPM has failed to address vulnerabilities that led to the compromise of personnel and background investigation files


Brief:
Information Security: OPM Has Implemented Many of GAO’s
80 Recommendations, but Over One-Third Remain Open
Gregory C. Wilshusen, Government Accountability Office

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Supersonic Passenger Flights


Report:
Supersonic Passenger Flights
Rachel Y. Tang, Coordinator, Analyst in Transportation and Industry
Linda Luther, Analyst in Environmental Policy
Bart Elias, Specialist in Aviation Policy
Daniel Morgan, Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

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Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to the practices of States and all political subdivisions thereof


Opinion:
MOUNT LEMMON FIRE DISTRICT
v.
JOHN GUIDO, ET AL.

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