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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

Description: This report provides information about the early August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, and policy issues likely to be addressed by participants in the summit and other events being held in conjunction with it.
Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Cook, Nicolas; Arieff, Alexis; Blanchard, Lauren Ploch & Williams, Brock R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Reserve: Oversight and Disclosure Issues

Description: The report discusses recently-enacted legislation and legislation introduced in the 113th Congress related to the Federal Reserve (Fed). It also provides information about the potential impact of greater oversight and disclosure on the Fed's independence and its ability to achieve its macroeconomic and financial stability goals.
Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses the open economy and society of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), provides a general description of the UAE's government and political structure, and outlines the effects of the recent global economic downturn on the UAE in general and on the city of Dubai in particular. It also describes U.S. concern over the proliferation of advanced technology in relation to a recently-signed U.S.-UAE civilian nuclear agreement, due to the UAE economy and the UAE's lax export controls.
Date: September 25, 2014
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act

Description: This report informs the congressional debate concerning the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) effectiveness to incentivize bank lending and investment activity tolow- and moderate-income (LMI) borrowers. After a discussion of the CRA's origins, the examination process and bank activities that are eligible for consideration of CRA credits are presented. Next, the difficulty of determining the CRA's influence on bank behavior is discussed.
Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Getter, Darryl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Poverty in the United States: 2013

Description: This report discusses poverty in United States that varies widely across the population according to age, education, labor force attachment, family living arrangements, and area of residence, among other factors. The report elaborates on the poverty among selected groups, the geography of poverty, and the research supplemental poverty measure.
Date: September 25, 2014
Creator: Gabe, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources

Description: This report is one of a series of reports on legislative process and research; it is intended to serve as a finding aid to sources of information, such as documents, news articles, analysis, contacts and services, used in legislative research.
Date: September 25, 2014
Creator: Cornell, Ada S.; Greene, Michael & Hanson, Laura A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Description: This report discusses the reasons that Iran is considered a threat to U.S. security, including Iran's nuclear program, involvement with terrorist organizations, and involvement with neighboring countries' local governments. The report also discusses ways which the U.S. hopes to modify Iran's behavior with sanctions, and the effectiveness of these sanctions.
Date: July 25, 2014
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corporate Expatriation, Inversions, and Mergers: Tax Issues

Description: This report discusses relevant portions of the U.S. corporate income tax system and how inversions have commonly been structured. It also looks at how Congress and Department of the Treasury have reduced the benefits of inversions, including The American Jobs Creation Act, as well as post-2004 inversions and treasury regulations, and policy options.
Date: September 25, 2014
Creator: Marples, Donald J. & Gravelle, Jane G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: History, Impact, and Issues

Description: This report examines debates regarding what constitutes an "unfunded federal mandate" and the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995's (UMRA) implementation, requirements, and costs. It also assesses UMRA's impact on federal mandates and arguments concerning UMRA's future.
Date: September 25, 2014
Creator: Dilger, Robert Jay & Beth, Richard S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fire Management Assistance Grants: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report answers frequently asked questions about the Fire Management Assistance Grant, which authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act provides various forms of federal assistance such as the provision of equipment, personnel, and grants to state, local, and tribal governments for the control, management, and mitigation of any fire on certain public or private forest land or grassland that might become a major disaster.
Date: September 25, 2014
Creator: Lindsay, Bruce R.; McCarthy, Francis X.; Hoover, Katie & Bracmort, Kelsi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ensemble: 2014-10-25 – Mia Detwiler, violin, Connor O'Meara, clarinet, Kourtney Newton, cello, and David Falterman, piano

Description: Chamber concert performed at the UNT College of Music Voertman Hall.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: October 25, 2014
Duration: 54 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Detweiler, Mia; O'Meara, Connor; Newton, Kourtney & Falterman, David
Partner: UNT Music Library
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U.S. Secret Service Protection Mission Funding and Staffing: Fact Sheet

Description: The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) has two broad missions, criminal investigations and protection. The protection mission, which is the focus of this fact sheet, covers the President, Vice President, their families, and candidates for those offices, along with the White House and Vice President's residence, through the Service's Uniformed Division. Protective duties also extend to foreign missions in the District of Columbia and to designated individuals, such as the DHS Secretary and visiting foreign dignitaries. This fact sheet provides information on USSS funding and staffing because congressional attention has turned to the USSS and its operations due to several recent incidents.
Date: November 25, 2014
Creator: Reese, Shawn; Painter, William L. & Nagel, Jared C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A rich Internet application for automated detection of road blockage in post-disaster scenarios

Description: This paper presents the development of a rich Internet application for automated detection of road blockage in post-disaster scenarios using volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap street centerlines and airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data.
Date: February 25, 2014
Creator: Liu, W.; Dong, Pinliang; Liu, S. & Liu, J.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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