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Topic of the Month:  Domestic Terrorism in the United States

In the United States domestic terrorist acts are carried out by people who are motivated by a wide variety of ideological viewpoints, who have gone through different radicalization processes, and who have unique grievances or life experiences that lead them toward radicalization to terrorism.

This radicalization to terrorism can be motivated by extremist groups/ideologies, or it can occur at an individual level (commonly referred to as “lone wolf terrorism”).  In the United States, terrorists are usually associated with one of the six most commonly known ideologies: right-wing extremism, left-wing extremism, environmental extremism, nationalist/separatist extremism, religious extremism, and single-issue extremism.

For more information on this topic, check out the following bibliography:

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April is "Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month"

Sexual Assault Awareness Month began in 2001, when the National Sexual Violence Resource Center coordinated the first formally recognized Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign.  It wasn't until 2009 when President Barack Obama made the first official proclamation that April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

A Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month, 2021   Biden White House, March 31, 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM)  U.S. Dept. of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence   CDC Violence Prevention web site

Sexual Violence is Preventable   CDC Injury Prevention & Control web site

For related information see the LibGuide: Gov Docs: Military & Sexual Assault

April is also Tax Season

April is traditionally Tax Season, but once again, due to COVID-19, the filing deadline for State and Federal income taxes has been postponed.  The 2021 deadline is now Monday, May 17th.  To prepare for your taxes, check out the following LibGuide:  Gov Docs: Tax Information & Resources


Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:

Child Migrants at the Border: The Flores Settlement Agreement and Other Legal Developments   (4/1/21)

Torres v. Madrid: Police Use of Force, Fourth Amendment Seizures, and Fleeing Suspects   (4/1/21)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization: Issues for Congress   (3/31/21)

Executive Orders: An Introduction   (3/29/21)

Increasing Numbers of UnaccompaniedAlien Children at the Southwest Border   (3/25/21)

Federal Deficits, Growing Debt, and the Economy in the Wake of COVID-19   (3/23/21)

Federal Data on Hate Crimes in the United States   (3/22/21)

Senate Select Committee on Ethics: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction   (3/22/21)

Asylum Processing at the Border: Legal Basics   (3/19/21)

Statehood Process and Political Status of U.S. Territories: Brief Policy Background   (3/19/21)

Coup in Burma (Myanmar): Issues for U.S. Policy   (3/18/21)

COVID-19 Vaccination: Selected U.S. Data Sources   (3/16/21) 

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccines  --  General home page regarding the CDC Vaccination Program

COVID-19 Vaccination --  Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handing, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine

Answering Patients’ Questions --  This page outlines some topics patients ask about most vaccines and tips for how to answer their questions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Data Systems  -- Tracking COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration activities requires collaboration between public and private information technology (IT) systems and integration of existing and newly developed IT systems.

For additional resources on infectious diseases, consult our LibGuide -- Gov Docs: Infectious Diseases 



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