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The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive
December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness. September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, Phone: 202/994-7000, Fax: 202/994-7005, Related:  elizabethsrstameys

New Deal Network In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable Trends in News Consumption: 1991-2012 Overview The transformation of the nation’s news landscape has already taken a heavy toll on print news sources, particularly print newspapers. But there are now signs that television news – which so far has held onto its audience through the rise of the internet – also is increasingly vulnerable, as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers. Online and digital news consumption, meanwhile, continues to increase, with many more people now getting news on cell phones, tablets or other mobile platforms. And perhaps the most dramatic change in the news environment has been the rise of social networking sites. These are among the principal findings of the Pew Research Center’s biennial news consumption survey, which has tracked patterns in news use for nearly two decades. The decline of print on paper spans beyond just newspapers. The changing demographics of the TV news audience are particularly noticeable in the

Large Network Dataset Collection Social networks Networks with ground-truth communities Communication networks Citation networks Collaboration networks Web graphs Product co-purchasing networks Internet peer-to-peer networks Road networks Autonomous systems graphs Signed networks Location-based online social networks Wikipedia networks, articles, and metadata Temporal networks Memetracker and Twitter Online Communities Online Reviews Network types Directed : directed network Undirected : undirected network Bipartite : bipartite network Multigraph : network has multiple edges between a pair of nodes Temporal : for each node/edge we know the time when it appeared in the network Labeled : network contains labels (weights, attributes) on nodes and/or edges Network statistics Citing SNAP We encourage you to cite our datasets if you have used them in your work.

Collections | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University The Schlesinger Library holdings date from the founding of the United States to the present and include more than 3,200 manuscript collections, 100,000 volumes of books and periodicals, and films, photos, and audiovisual material. Researchers travel from around the world to use the manuscript collections of Julia Child, the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Maud Wood Park, and Betty Friedan or to examine comics like Ms. Marvel and periodicals like Bust.

It Only Seems That Political Corruption Is Rampant With the indictment last week of the former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on fraud and conspiracy charges, one might surmise that high-level political scandal is breaking out all over. And in a way, one would be right: It has been a good year, or perhaps a bad one, for hauling politicians before judges. Three members of the House of Representatives pleaded guilty to, or were convicted of, crimes in 2013, more than any other year since 1981, when the now-cinematized Abscam sting operation put six House members and a senator behind bars. Last year, former mayors of Detroit and New Orleans, among others, were convicted of, or charged with, felonies.

Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English | Department of Linguistics - UC Santa Barbara Parts 1-4 of the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English (SBCSAE) are now available, for a total of approximately 249,000 words. The Santa Barbara Corpus includes transcriptions, audio, and timestamps which correlate transcription and audio at the level of individual intonation units. AccessDescriptionContents and Summaries CitationRecordingsAcknowledgementsContact Access All transcriptions in the Santa Barbara Corpus parts 1-4 can be dowloaded for free by clicking here. To access individual conversations and other discourse segments in the Santa Barbara Corpus, you may select the audio file and transcription you wish to download by consulting the Contents and Summaries. To download the audio files in WAV (recommended) or MP3 format, do the following: Select the transcription you want (e.g. Alternatively, you can do the following: Select a transcription (e.g. Part 1: LDC Catalog No. SBCSAE by John W. Description Contents & Summaries SBC001 Actual Blacksmithing SBC002 Lambada SBC006 Cuz

Home | National Museum of the American Indian Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Home Page FlowingData Black Studies Collection | UCSB Library The library’s Black Studies collection has a rich history dating back to student activism and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. In the fall of 1968, African American students at UCSB occupied North Hall and demonstrated against the systematic exclusion of Black Studies from university courses. The university administration accepted demands for the establishment of a Department of Black Studies. In conjunction with this, the Center for Black Studies was created to monitor, coordinate, support, and encourage research in the community. The collection houses materials on a variety of topics related to Africa and the African Diaspora in the United States and the Caribbean. Related Resources:

State of the AmLaw 200 Blogosphere: March, 2010 96, or 48%, of the 2009 AmLaw 200 law firms are now blogging. This number is up from 39 firms, or a 149% increase, since August 2007 when LexBlog released its first State of the AmLaw Blogosphere. The number of blogs being published by these firms has grown nearly 300% in that same timeframe, from 74 to 297. In the 7 months since LexBlog released its fourth State of the AmLaw Blogosphere in June of 2009, the number of AmLaw law firms blogging has grown 20%. For large law firms looking to brand their law firm blogs, LexBlog remains the blog publishing platform of choice with 65% of the AmLaw law firm branded blogs running on the the LexBlog publishing platform. Growth highlights: 48% of AmLaw 200 law firms have blogs.20% growth in last 8 months in the number of AmLaw 200 law firms publishing blogs.33% growth in last 8 months in total number of blogs being published by AmLaw 200 law firms (some firms have more than one blog). And in the numbers: Note: a e-Discovery Team SCOTUSblog ClimateIntel

Wartime Christmases can teach us how to 'muddle through' in the time of Covid | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Being as I am a child of divorce, I watched all the media discussion of Christmas and what was to be done about it with detached bemusement. I have come to view Christmas as something of a movable feast, which at times had been downright unconventional. I realised that it mattered hugely to other people, of course, but I’d be fine, I thought ­– relieved, even, not to be on a crammed train, the windows misting up with everyone’s virus-y breath. But I was a fool. When the gutpunch came, it was swift and unexpected: Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, chosen out of a desire for something festive, and jazzy, and cheerful. Written in 1943, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is, of course, a wartime song. I would be a monster, too, to dwell for too long on the fact that this may be a last Christmas for many, many more people, as a surge in travelling and socialising indoors could see a spike in cases.

Electronic Texts, Primary Sources and Digital Libraries See Also: Archives & Manuscripts | Audio, Video, Multimedia | French Literature | History | Images | Literature | Magazines & Journals Looking for a particular title or author? Best starting place is the Online Books Page, John Mark Ockerbloom's index to full-texts on the Web with links to more than 30,000 books in various formats. ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle - Over 288 searchable French e-texts, ranging from Balzac to Zola, listed alphabetically by author and title. Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia. Primary Sources: Workshops in American History - Produced by WGBH Boston. 2001 and provided by Annenberg Media. “12 high school history teachers explore the use of primary-source documents in the research and interpretation of American history.” Antologia (frammentaria) della Letteratura Italiana - Riccardo Scateni.Antología del Ensayo Ibero e Iberoamericano - Created and Maintained by José Luis Gómez-Martínez. Jack and Florie, or, The pigeons' wedding - By Harriet B.

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