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National Weather Service new forecast model. Click on GFS. 

Department of Education Foreign Gift and Contract Report  lists institutes of higher learning receiving large gifts from foreign entities. 

2019 NOAA estimate for damage to the Gulf of Mexico from 2004 Taylor Energy spill

No quick fixes to repair credit - information from the Federal Trade Commission. 

In honor of the D-Day anniversary, see the patent for the Higgens Boat on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Journeys of Innovation page.

Learn now to research a family member's military service through the National Archives.

See a selection of World War II photos from the National Archives. Find more World War II photos and archival material at the Library of Congress. 

Plan a trip to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 

Census jobs. Both temporary and permanent Census positions in the Atlanta area are offered. For other areas, monitor opportunities at Census' page Field Opportunities by State. Apply at the 2020 Census Jobs site.

Measles outbreaks including Georgia (from CDC). Cases continue to be reported in Georgia. Fact sheet from Georgia Department of Public Health. 

The Mueller Report, from the Special Counsel's Office. 

CDC's report on unintentional drug overdose deaths with Kratom it detected in 27 states using data from the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System. Georgia is a participant in this system. 

The Event Horizon Telescope published the first-ever image of a black hole. 

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has operated with federal funding to support investigations into fundamental questions about terrorism. Its centerpiece is the Global Terrorism Database, featured in a front page New York Times story about global white extremist attacks.

The U.S. Dept. of Justice's investigation of Alabama's state prisons for men. 

1938 film from the U.S. Department of Agriculture "The Negro Farmer". This film contains a woman named Redoshi, thought to be the last survivor of the slave ship Clotilda in America. 

Lawsuit challenging constitutionality of intelligence and military pre-publication review. Shepp v. United States Supreme Court decision. 

Atlanta Hartsfield tops in 2018 for firearms discoveries

2018 annual homeless assessment report to Congress of the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.

USAJOBS veterans may search for jobs using only their MOS codes. Jobs that appear will include "Compatible Military Assignments" under the "Qualifications" section. MOS codes may also be used on the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration's My Next Move page for veterans.

 Budget 

The Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2019.

Debt to the penny (daily history from Treasury Dept.; also see Treasury's FAQ about the public debt.

USAspending.gov is required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act to help citizens understand where tax dollars are spent. Click on a state on the map to see the total amount of spending and the top recipients.

Congressional calendars. Keep up with what they are working on. Senate Legislative Calendar. House Legislative Schedule

 Economy

U.S. Economy at a Glance. Summary page of the most closely watched statistics, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Economic Report of the President.  Annually written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, the report contains text and extensive data appendices to describe current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays.

Selected interest rates weekly release from the Federal Reserve. 

Latest unemployment rates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. See Georgia's current unemployment rate (right-hand side).

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