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Opening the Door to Employment: The ADA at 25

On July 26, Americans mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark piece of civil rights legislation called for the full participation of individuals with disabilities in society—including in the workforce. While access and opportunities for … Continue reading

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Mobility Ability: 25 Years of ADA Transit Services

Millions of Americans wake up knowing they must use some sort of public transportation during the day, whether for commuting, shopping, banking, getting to the doctor, or visiting friends and family. But public transportation can be challenging for people with … Continue reading

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Podcast on Women in Combat

Since September 2001, more than 300,000 women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two years ago, the Department of Defense rescinded previous bans on women in direct combat roles and began studying how to implement this … Continue reading

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5 Years of Dodd-Frank

It’s been 5 years since Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act reforming the U.S. financial regulatory system. Since then, we’ve been busy examining almost every aspect of this law and its impacts. Today’s WatchBlog shares a few of our regulatory lessons … Continue reading

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Podcast on Insider Threats to DOD Installations

The tragic attacks at Fort Hood in 2009 and the Washington Navy Yard in 2013 drew national attention to insider threats: when people use their authorized access to sites like military bases to do harm.

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Exploring 19 States’ Medicaid Managed Care Data

As Medicaid spending and enrollment have grown in recent years, states have increasingly turned to managed care as a way to try to save money and improve delivery of medical services. Yet little is known about the number or types … Continue reading

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Podcast on Unaccompanied Alien Children

Over the last 5 years, the Department of Homeland Security apprehended more than 200,000 unaccompanied alien children, many of whom traveled thousands of miles under dangerous conditions to reach the United States.

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Your Employer Might Help Improve Your Financial Fitness

Maybe there’s money under the mattress, because there doesn’t seem to be much in the bank. About half of households age 55 and older have no retirement savings, and many of them don’t have pensions, either. Financial education can empower … Continue reading

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Podcast on Security of Diplomatic Residences

Since the 1998 terrorist bombings in East Africa, U.S. diplomatic personnel abroad have faced increasing threats to their safety and security. The State Department is trying to address such concerns not only at embassies and consulates, but also at diplomatic … Continue reading

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Podcast on Debt Limit Approaches

The debt limit is a cap on the amount of money that the Department of the Treasury can borrow to meet the nation’s financial obligations. Delays in raising this statutory limit can have broad implications for the entire financial system.

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