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Civil RICO: A Manual for Federal Attorneys By United States Department of Justice
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The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly referred to as RICO Act or RICO) is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of... More > action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. RICO is codified as Chapter 96 of Title 18 of the United States Code, 18 U.S.C. § 1961–1968. While it’s intended use was to prosecute the Mafia as well as others who were actively engaged in organized crime, its application has been more widespread. Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count.< Less
Battlefield of the Cold War The Nevada Test Site: Volume I Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing 1951-1963 By United States Department of Energy
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Charlie promised to be a “Big Shot,” as the press dubbed the nation’s twenty-fifth nuclear weapons test. With a projected explosive yield equivalent to thirty-three kilotons of TNT,... More > Charlie would be the largest test conducted to date at the Nevada Proving Ground, formerly—and again to be—the Nevada Test Site. Charlie also was big in the sense that for the first time a nuclear weapons test would be held as an “open” shot that allowed a significant degree of public access. For the first time, as well, ground and airborne troops would conduct military maneuvers on a simulated nuclear battlefield following the shot. By 9:00 a.m. on April 22, 1952, at H-hour minus thirty minutes,* all was ready and in place for Charlie. Hundreds of observers, dignitaries, and reporters, previously banned from the site, had gathered on a small hill newly christened “News Nob,” about nine miles south of ground zero, to await the blast.< Less
Climate Change, Carbon, and Forestry in Northwestern North America: Proceedings of a Workshop November 14 - 15, 2001 Orcas Island, Washington By United States Department of Agriculture
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Forest resource issues have been on the front page of newspapers in northwestern North America for the past two decades. Superimposed on the complexity of managing ecosystems is growing concern about... More > increasing temperatures and other aspects of changes in the atmospheric environment. Managers of public and private forestlands face increasing pressures to include climate change issues, particularly the disposition of carbon, in long term management plans. Management, economic and policy approaches to carbon flows in natural resources are evolving rapidly.< Less
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - (22 CFR 120-130) - Updated as of January 1, 2013 By Department of State
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Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778), as amended, authorizes the President to control the export and import of defense articles and defense services. The statutory authority of... More > the President to promulgate regulations with respect to exports of defense articles and defense services was delegated to the Secretary of State by Executive Order 11958, as amended. This subchapter implements that authority. Portions of this subchapter also implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. (Note, however, that the Treaty is not the source of authority for the prohibitions in part 127, but instead is the source of one limitation on the scope of such prohibitions.) By virtue of delegations of authority by the Secretary of State, these regulations are primarily administered by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade and Regional Security and the Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.< Less
THE DEPARTMENT By Kevin L. Ramos
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Fresh out of college, Jeremiah Abundo lands his first job working in one of the most challenging state child welfare agencies in the country. Through his unforgettable experiences as a Child... More > Protective Investigator (CPI) and a host of people he encounters along the way, he tries to maintain a semblance of balance between his demanding job and his personal life. Quintavia "Queen" Collins is a brilliant, young junior attending the heralded Miami Northwestern Senior High Medical and Allied Health Science Program. A dutiful daughter and wonderful big sister, her life is forever altered in the Winter of 2000. When these two dynamic people meet, they will never be the same. THE DEPARTMENT also provides insight on how it really is working in one of the most difficult, selfless fields imaginable. A must read for all child welfare professionals and those who are contemplating entering the field! THE DEPARTMENT is a perfect read for anyone interested in discovering the beauty of human perseverance.< Less
US Department of State Handbook By IBP USA
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US Department of State Handbook: Strategy and Operations
US Department of State Handbook By IBP USA
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US Department of State Handbook: Strategy and Operations
Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America By United States Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service
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(COLORED EDITION) Oaks are primarily temperate region trees and shrubs numbering approximately 600 species worldwide. Oaks have occupied the nonglaciated landscape of North America since the... More > Cretaceous Period. Fifty oak species are represented in two-thirds of the eastern North American forest cover types and dominate 68 percent of hardwood forests (191 million acres). Oaks have figured prominently in folklore, construction, food sources, medications, and dyes. Great political events have occurred under “charter oaks,” and Native Americans utilized acorns as food (particularly the sweeter white oaks) and the inner bark as medicine (Q. falcata, Q. ilicifolia, Q. imbricaria, Q. muehlenbergii, Q. rubra, and others). This genus, which includes economically important hardwoods, is also critical for meeting watershed, recreation, and wildlife management goals. This field guide provides an illustrated reference for identification of eastern oaks and can be used in several ways.< Less
Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 35) By United States Department of Health & Human Services
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This TIP is based on a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation. Motivation is not seen as static but as dynamic. It is redefined here as purposeful, intentional, and... More > positive—directed toward the best interests of the self. Specifically, motivation is considered to be related to the probability that a person will enter into, continue, and adhere to a specific change strategy. This TIP shows how substance abuse treatment staff can influence change by developing a therapeutic relationship that respects and builds on the client’s autonomy and, at the same time, makes the treatment clinician a partner in the change process. The TIP also describes different motivational interventions that can be used at all stages of the change process, from precontemplation and preparation to action and maintenance, and informs readers of the research, results, tools, and assessment instruments related to enhancing motivation.< Less
Research in Materials and Manufacturing for Extreme Affordability By Ball State University Department of Architecture
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This NSF workshop focused on addressing the needs of the Base of the Pyramid population of the world–which consists of over 4 billion people–through integrated and system approaches to... More > explore scientific, technological and design aspects of materials and manufacturing for extreme affordability. This invitation-only workshop was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with Ball State University, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Engineering for Change, and the IEEE.< Less