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Political Transition in Tunisia
This report discusses Tunisia's "Jasmine Revolution," the common term for President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's flight from the country following weeks of mounting anti-government protests. This report discusses how the Jasmine Revolution appears to have added momentum to anti-government sentiment in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and other countries. This report discusses Tunisia's pro-democracy movement; concerns over potential instability in a previously secure, pro-Western area; and U.S.-Tunisian relations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94193/
Political Turmoil in Thailand and U.S. Interests
This report examines the Thai government's performance, the role of the military, deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's impact on the situation, and the royal family's influence. It assesses the prospects for more elections, the degree of control exercised by the army over the civilian government, Thaksin's activities and possible future in Bangkok, and the role of the palace in current Thai politics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc700523/
Polygraph Testing: Employee and Employer Rights
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Polygraph Testing of Employees In Private Industry
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Polygraph Use by the Department of Energy: Issues for Congress
This report examines how the Department of Energy's (DOE) polygraph testing program has evolved and reviews certain scientific findings with regard to the polygraph's scientific validity. Several issues include whether: DOE's new screening program is focused on an appropriate number of individuals occupying only the most sensitive positions; the program should be expanded in order to adequately safeguard certain classified information; further research into the polygraph's scientific validity is needed; there are possible alternatives to the polygraph; and whether DOE should continue polygraph screening. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462298/
Polygraph Use by the Department of Energy: Issues for Congress
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Polygraph Use by the Department of Energy: Issues for Congress
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Polygraph Use by the Department of Energy: Issues for Congress
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Pope Francis and Selected Global Issues: Background for Papal Address to Congress
This report provides Members of Congress with background information on Pope Francis and a summary of a few selected global issues of congressional interest that have figured prominently on his agenda. The background section on Pope Francis includes a biographical sketch of his life as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, followed by a brief overview of his papacy thus far. The report then identifies some--but not all--of the global issues of concern to Pope Francis. Those include environmental stewardship, poverty and inequality, peace and diplomacy, and human trafficking. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770584/
Pope Francis in Cuba
This report briefly discusses Pope Francis' visit to Cuba from September 19-22, 2015. This was the third papal visit to Cuba, following those by Pope John Paul II in 1998 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795662/
Population and Development: the 1994 Cairo Conference
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
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Population Assistance Programs: Impending Congressional Action
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress
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Port and Maritime Security: Potential for Terrorist Nuclear Attack Using Oil Tankers
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Ports in Louisiana: New Orleans, South Louisiana, and Baton Rouge
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The Position of Director of National Intelligence: Issues for Congress
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The Position of Director of National Intelligence: Issues for Congress
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Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues
This report gives and overview of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and discusses policy issues related to it. Congress passed the Act following several high-profile train accidents; it mandates positive train control (PTC) on many passenger and freight railroads by December 31, 2015. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122232/
The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch
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The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch
This report examines instances, as approved by Congress, where circumstances warrant a departure from the general rule of the Posse Comitatus Act, wherein the military is typically prevented from direct involvement in civilian affairs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122237/
The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law
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Possible Expiration (or Extension) of the 2002 Farm Bill
This report discusses the 2002 farm bill (P.L. 107-171) that authorized an array of agricultural, rural, and nutrition programs. Many provisions of the 2002 farm bill were scheduled to expire in 2007. If a new farm bill or year-long extension were not enacted before the 2008 harvest, permanent law would have taken effect. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94113/
Possible Expiration (or Extension) of the 2002 Farm Bill
This report provides background information regarding the 2002 farm bill (P.L. 107-171), and discusses discretionary programs in the farm bill that include some conservation programs, federal farm loan programs, rural development programs, agricultural research, some foreign food aid, and other programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96789/
Possible Federal Revenue from Oil Development of ANWR and Nearby Areas
"This report estimates the potential revenues to the United States Treasury from Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) oil development should Congress approve such development. [The report] has been prepared according to key oil price assumptions. More specifically, estimates of potential federal revenues are based on market oil prices -- the price at which the ANWR output would be sold -- of $60, $80, $90, $100, and $125 per barrel" (p. CRS-1-2). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462206/
Possible Federal Revenue from Oil Development of ANWR and Nearby Areas
This report estimates the potential revenues to the United States Treasury from Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) oil development should Congress approve such development. It has been prepared according to key oil price assumptions. More specifically, estimates of potential federal revenues are based on market oil prices — the price at which the ANWR output would be sold — of $60, $80, $90, $100, and $125 per barrel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94157/
Possible Impacts of Major Counter Terrorism Security Actions on Research, Development, and Higher Education
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Possible Missile Attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
This report examines the circumstances surrounding the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). The report considers several factors that lead investigators to believe that the plane may have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired from a Buk road-mobile missile erector-launcher, including the type of damage directly sustained by the plane, the large debris field, the crash's proximity to an active conflict zone in which military aircraft had recently been shot down and U.S. intelligence that detected a missile launch from the area around the time the plane was overhead. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462505/
Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress
This report discusses reports of a mass casualty chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus and the possible punitive U.S. military action against the Asad regime. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc227918/
Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress
This report discusses the reports of a mass casualty chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus and the possible punitive U.S. military action against the Asad regime. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc227917/
Post-9/11 Evolution of the United States' Defining of the Terrorist Threat from Al Qaeda
This report discusses the evolution on how the United States defines the terrorist threat since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501868/
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): Primer and Issues
This report provides a description of the eligibility requirements, benefit availability, benefit payments, participation, and obligations of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The report also describes a few issues that may be addressed by Congress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462685/
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): Primer and Issues
This report provides a description of the eligibility requirements, benefit availability, benefit payments, participation, and obligations of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The report also describes a few issues that may be addressed by Congress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122262/
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010
Since enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill; P.L. 110-252; Title 38 U.S.C., Chapter 33), there has been discussion of problems and possible enhancements to improve the program's implementation, administration, and benefits. This report summarizes provisions in the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 (S. 3447), as reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on August 5, 2010, for full Senate consideration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc491068/
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010
This report identifies and examines selected changes that the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 makes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other GI Bills, including expanded eligibility. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc490903/