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American Migration -- from Forbes Magazine
"Close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another every year. Click anywhere on the map: blue counties send more migrants to the selected county than they take; red counties take more than they send."

Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
"The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, created within the Office of the President in 2006, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life. Through research, teaching, and service, the Center explores global challenges of democracy and human rights; economic and social development; international diplomacy; and interreligious understanding."

Big Think: We Are What You Think
"Every idea on Big Think comes from our ever-growing network of 2,000 Big Think fellows and guest speakers, who comprise the top thinkers and doers from around the globe. Our editorial team regularly sources ideas from these experts, asking them about the most important ideas in their respective fields."

Cuba After Fidel Castro
From the BBC

FactCheck.org
"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."

Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
"The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change."

FORA.tv: The World is Thinking
"FORA.tv is the leading online destination for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. We offer free, paid-membership, and fee-based video viewing of live events, lectures, and debates to a smart, deeply-engaged audience: you!"

The Foreign Policy Association
"The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world."

Getting Current: Recent Demographic Trends in Metropolitan America
From the Brookings Institute

Global Challenges: Fragile States, from the World Bank

Global Corruption Barometer from Transparency International

Global Power Barometer from the Washington Post

Governing.com: The Resource for States and Localities
"GOVERNING in the states and localities provides intelligence and analysis on management, policy and politics to help guide and inspire innovative leaders across state and local government. "

History Commons from Nieman Watchdog
"The premise of watchdog journalism is that the press is a surrogate for the public, asking probing, penetrating questions at every level, from the town council to the state house to the White House, as well as in corporate and professional offices, in union halls, on university campuses and in religious organizations that seek to influence governmental actions."

Homeland Security Affairs
"Homeland Security Affairs is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security."

Human Development Report
"The Human Development Report is an independent publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)."

Inside the Middle Class from the Pew Research Center
"This report on the attitudes and lives of the American middle class combines results of a new Pew Research Center national public opinion survey with the center's analysis of relevant economic and demographic trend data from the Census Bureau."

Inter Press Service News Agency
"Inter Press Service (IPS) is the world’s leading news agency on issues such as development, environment, human rights and civil society."

International Organization for Migration
"IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners."

Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
"MIPT (Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security training partner serving the nation's 850,000 uniformed officers and law enforcement leadership. Our mission is to enhance the public safety through training, professional development and education under the MIPT's Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement."

TheMiddleClass.org
"TheMiddleClass.org provides information and analysis on bills in Congress that have a significant impact (positive or negative) on America's middle class, as well as on the aspirations of low-income Americans who want to work their way into the middle class. It also enables voters to evaluate members of Congress based on their votes on these bills."

OpenSecrets.org
"OpenSecrets.org is the nation's premier website tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives."

OpenVault from WGBH Boston
"We provide online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH."

The Pew Center on the States: Trends to Watch
"Trends to Watch seeks to help state policy makers, the media, and the general public follow the major trends that determine if states thrive—or not—and track where the 50 states stand relative to each trend."

PoliFact.org
"PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partners to help you find the truth in politics."

RAND Terrorism and Homeland Security
"RAND is a world leader in research on terrorism, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and homeland security—topics that affect a wide variety of policy areas and challenge individuals and nations worldwide. As a public service, RAND disseminates all its unclassified research online or in printed documents."

Real Clear Politics
"RealClearPolitics (RCP) is an independent, non-partisan media company that is the trusted source for the best news, analysis and commentary."

USAspending.gov

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 The 2014 Homecoming theme at SMSU is "Rise of the Mustangs."

Story Image Kubats Are a True Mustang Family

 Andy and Dona Kubat are two of seven individuals who will receive Alumni Association awards during Homecoming Weekend.

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