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Looks Like Eating Pasta Is Healthy For You

Worried about weight gain while indulging in one of your favorite foods? You may not have to fret about that at all if you go along with the conclusions contained in this article – Effect of pasta in the context of low-glycaemic index dietary patterns on body weight and markers of adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials in adults.  Finisci di mangiare!

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National Security Reports – March 2018 Update

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Wood Burning to Heat Your Home

I just came across this item from the Census Bureau. I guess I am not shocked that New Jersey does not place on the list.

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National Security Reports: February 2018 Update

U.S. Assistance for Palestinian Security Forces and Benchmarks for Palestinian Security Assistance Funding(US State Dept); Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Overview and Issues for Congress; Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents (CRS, revised 2/1/18); European Defence: Where Is It Heading? (UK House of Commons. Briefing Paper); Crisis and Cohesion in the European Union: A Ten-Year Review (European Council on Foreign Relations); Perspectives on transatlantic cooperation: Transatlantic cyber-insecurity and cybercrime – Economic impact and future prospects (European Parliament Think Tank);  The Travelers: American Jihadists in Syria and Iraq (George Washington University); Data Breach Trends – Year End 2017 (Risk Based Security); Department of Homeland Security 2017 Freedom of Information Act Report; Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences (Chatham House); DHS Implementation of Executive Order #13769 “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” (January 27, 2017)(redacted); 2018 Special Operations Command Fact Book; Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (DOD); Privacy & Data Security Update: 2017 (FTC); Privacy Impact Assessment: Update for CBP Border Searches of Electronic Devices ; Mobilization to Violence (Terrorism) Research – Key Findings (Canadian Security Intelligence Service); Pre-Radicalization Criminal Activity of United States Extremists (START); Global Risk Report 2018 (World Economic Forum); U.S. Army Weapons-Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs: Background and Potential Issues for Congress; Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations; Iran: Politics, Human Rights, and U.S. PolicyYemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention; Rwanda: In Brief; (all CRS); Tackling the MENA’s Region Intersecting Conflicts (Crisis Group); Congressional Task Force on Election Security: Final Report; Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community (ONI); What Happens When a Major World City Runs Dry? (Foreign Policy); and Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy (lawfareblog).

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National Security Reports – January 2018 Update

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A Step Closer to Eliminating Cancer?

Very favorable results in mice studies have prompted researchers to begin human trials. The very recent article detailing the work involved is here; many of the included references are also available full text.

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New Jersey Ranks #2 In National “Quality Counts” Education Survey

This 2018 version of the survey has New Jersey as second based on the metrics employed. National and other state summaries are here; previous reports are also available at this link.

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