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The majority of terrorist attacks occurring in 2013 remained isolated in just a few countries, according to the Global Terrorism Database, which is generated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) based at the University of Maryland. With the addition of nearly 12,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, the database now includes more than 125,000 events dating back to 1970 and remains the most comprehensive unclassified database of terrorist attacks around the world.
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In 2013, 11,952 terrorist attacks resulted in 22,178 fatalities (including perpetrator deaths) and 37,529 injuries across 91 countries. More than half of all attacks (54%), fatalities (61%) and injuries (69%) occurred in just three countries: Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
While terrorism remained heavily concentrated in the same parts of the world, the countries within those regions experienced some notable changes. In 2013, total attacks increased for Iraq, Pakistan, the Philippines, Syria, Egypt, Libya and Lebanon; and decreased for Nigeria and Turkey. The most lethal single attack in 2013 took place in September in Nigeria when members of Boko Haram set up illegal checkpoints and killed 142 civilians.
Despite the devastating attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, which killed three and wounded more than 200, U.S. citizens remained comparatively safe from terrorism. Worldwide, 17 U.S. civilians were killed by terrorist attacks in 2013 (including contractors), which is .07 percent of all terrorism fatalities in 2013.
The year 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth warmest year globally since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 0.62C (1.12F) above the 20th century average
Separately, the average global land temperature was 0.99C (1.78F) above the 20th century average and ranked as the fourth highest annually-averaged value on record. Because land surfaces generally have low heat capacity, temperature anomalies can vary greatly between months. Over the course of 2013, the average monthly land temperature anomaly ranged from +0.71C (+1.28F; April, August) to +1.43C (+2.57F; November), a difference of 0.72C (1.29F). The ocean has a much higher heat capacity than land and thus anomalies tend to vary less over monthly timescales. During the year, the global monthly ocean temperature anomaly ranged from +0.40C (+0.72F; January) to +0.56C (+1.01F; September), a difference of 0.16C (0.29F).
The Arctic Oscillation was a major driver of weather patterns during early 2013 across the Northern Hemisphere. Cooler-than-average spring temperatures were present across much of Europe, the southeastern United States, northwestern Russia, and parts of Japan, while in contrast the Arctic region was considerably warmer than average, along with much of central and northern Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, southern Russia, and much of China. This pattern is characteristic of the negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation, which had several exceptionally negative values during the first half of spring. During March 2013, the most negative Arctic Oscillation index value for this month and the most negative since the record value of February 2010 was recorded.
Drier-than-normal weather conditions since late 2012 resulted in severe drought conditions in the northern Republic of Marshall Islands and led to critical shortages of safe drinking water and damages to food crops. On May 6th 2013, the Republic of Marshall Islands Cabinet declared a state of disaster for the drought.
With little significant rainfall in northern and eastern parts of New Zealand since October 2012, by early 2013 the country was suffering its worst drought in decades. A drought zone was declared over the entire North Island and parts of the South Island. Measures of soil moisture deficit were at their highest levels since the 1970s and parts of the North Island were the driest in the past 70 years, receiving between a third and a half of average rainfall levels during the summer.
 Although the New Hampshire bill is not expansive with respect to current law, it eases certain requirements that had not yet been implemented, but would have gone into effect September 2013 under a restrictive photo voter ID law passed by the legislature in 2011.
 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia. As of December 18, 2013, bills remain active in Massachusetts.
 Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. As of December 18, 2013, bills are still active in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia. As of December 18, 2013, a bill remains active in Massachusetts.
 Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia. As of December 18, 2013, bills remain active in Massachusetts, New York, and South Carolina.
 California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington. As of December 18, 2013, bills remain active in Massachusetts and New York.
In November 2013, the labor market had 1.3 million fewer jobs than when the recession began in December 2007. Further, because the potential labor force grows every month, the economy would have had to add 6.6 million jobs just to preserve the labor market health that prevailed in December 2007. Counting jobs lost plus jobs that should have been gained to absorb potential new labor market entrants, the U.S. economy had a jobs shortfall of 7.9 million in November 2013.
One of the best measures of labor market health is the share of 25- to 54-year-olds with a job. Looking at 25- to 54-year-olds instead of the entire working-age population provides more certainty that the trends we see are being driven by reduced demand for workers and not supply-related factors such as retiring baby boomers or increased college enrollment of young people. This ratio deteriorated dramatically through late 2009, essentially stalled for two years, and improved modestly over the last two years. But the 75.9 percent share of 25- to 54-year-olds with a job in November 2013 is identical to the share at the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009.
On May 9, 2013, the daily average concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, where the modern record of observations began back in 1958. Other Northern Hemisphere sites also reported CO2 concentrations exceeding 400 ppm in 2013. By summer, the high concentrations at these sites had dropped as vegetation began taking up carbon dioxide for photosynthesis.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in parts per million for the past 800,000 years, with the 2013 annual average concentration as a dashed line. The peaks and valleys in carbon dioxide levels follow the coming and going of ice ages (low CO2) and warmer interglacials (higher CO2). Graph by NOAA Climate.gov, based on EPICA Dome C data (Lüthi, D., et al., 2008) provided by NOAA NCDC Paleoclimatology Program.
For the 2013 report year, a passive entity as defined in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0003; an entity that has total annualized revenue less than or equal to the no tax due threshold of $1,030,000; an entity that has zero Texas gross receipts; or an entity that is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) meeting the qualifications specified in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0002(c)(4) can file a No Tax Due Report.
The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both for an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:
It started over Obamacare.Congress failed to come to an agreement on a budget after Republican lawmakers began pushing to defund Obamacare. Not surprisingly, Senate Democrats and the Obama administration rejected the proposals and the resulting impasse led to the partial shutdown that began in early October 2013.
After an unusually cool summer in the northernmost latitudes, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum extent on September 13, 2013. Analysis of satellite data by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) showed that sea ice extent shrunk to 5.10 million square kilometers (1.97 million square miles).
In summer 2013 (June, July, August), the average extent was 8.71 million square kilometers, compared to 7.85 million in 2012 (the record low for the summer months), and 10.40 million in 1979, the first full year of satellite measurements. These sea ice data are archived and distributed by NSIDC. 041b061a72