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Washington Post
The little commission that could barely save itself is now helping save Alaska from climate changeThe island village of Kivalina, an Alaska Native community of 400 people the Wh
The little commission that could barely save itself is now helping save Alaska from climate change
Washington Post / Posted 19 hours ago
The island village of Kivalina, an Alaska Native community of 400 people the White House chose to highlight as a community at risk from rising sea levels, as seen from Air Force One as President Obama flies to Kotzebue, Alaska, Sept. 2, 2015.... Read more
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Roll Call
The Looming Budget Showdown on Capitol Hill | Commentary When lawmakers return to Congress in September, they’ll face a s
The Looming Budget Showdown on Capitol Hill
Roll Call / Posted 19 hours ago
| Commentary When lawmakers return to Congress in September, they’ll face a series of pressing budgetary decisions in need of immediate attention, and a packed agenda likely to draw their attention away.... Read more
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Roll Call
GAO Questions Capitol Power Plant Transition (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo) A Government Accountability Office
GAO Questions Capitol Power Plant Transition
Roll Call / Posted 19 hours ago
(Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo) A Government Accountability Office report released Thursday calls into question the ongoing project to transition the Capitol power plant from relying partially... Read more
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The Weekly Standard
A Winning Alternative to ObamacareIn order to increase the number of people with insurance versus the pre-Obamaca
A Winning Alternative to Obamacare
The Weekly Standard / Posted yesterday
In order to increase the number of people with insurance versus the pre-Obamacare status quo without compelling anyone to buy anything, the 2017 Project proposal would address what has long been a basic unfairness in the tax code. Why should millions... Read more
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Daily Press
Virginia could see a 41-year low in jobless benefit claimsVirginia is on track to see the lowest number of new claims for unemployment in
Virginia could see a 41-year low in jobless benefit claims
Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
Virginia is on track to see the lowest number of new claims for unemployment insurance in four decades even as the economy remains sluggish, the state's latest report on the health of its unemployment insurance trust fund shows. And it's a sign of... Read more
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Federal Computer Week
Outage slams copyright registration system at Library of Congress The online system used to register initial copyright claims at the Library of
Outage slams copyright registration system at Library of Congress
Federal Computer Week / Posted 2 days ago
The online system used to register initial copyright claims at the Library of Congress is down. Users looking to obtain copyright on books, art, music, film and other creative works... Read more
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Web Host Industry Review
CSC, AWS and Microsoft Score $108M Federal Cloud ContractCSC, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have won a major cloud computing c
CSC, AWS and Microsoft Score $108M Federal Cloud Contract
Web Host Industry Review / Posted 2 days ago
CSC, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have won a major cloud computing contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a deal valued at $108,992,884 that could reach up to $1 billion over 10 years. Under the agreement, CSC will... Read more
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Roll Call
CMS Confirmation May Bring Back Health Care Fight President Barack Obama�s nomination of Andy Slavitt to be administrator of th
CMS Confirmation May Bring Back Health Care Fight
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
President Barack Obama�s nomination of Andy Slavitt to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services � he�s acting administrator now � leaves Senate Republicans weighing how to... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
California Moves To Stop Misuse Of Psychiatric Meds In Foster CarePhoto by Andy Baker Ikon Images/Getty Images DeAngelo Cortijo, 22, says he ben
California Moves To Stop Misuse Of Psychiatric Meds In Foster Care
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
Photo by Andy Baker Ikon Images/Getty Images DeAngelo Cortijo, 22, says he benefited more from therapy than from psychotropic medications during his years in foster care. Photo by Andy Baker Ikon Images/Getty Images By the time DeAngelo Cortijo... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
ObamaCare's Narrow Networks, and Who To Blame When "There Is No Alternative"Narrow-network plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable C
ObamaCare's Narrow Networks, and Who To Blame When "There Is No Alternative"
Naked Capitalism / Posted 2 days ago
Narrow-network plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers. About 70% of plans sold on the exchanges in 2014 featured a limited... Read more
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Market Watch
This innovative idea is helping low-income families save for collegeWhen he was a first-grader, Emily Gardner’s 8-year-old son Elijah Peters told h
This innovative idea is helping low-income families save for college
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
When he was a first-grader, Emily Gardner’s 8-year-old son Elijah Peters told her he wasn’t interested in college. He dreamed of becoming a handyman like his father instead. She signed him up for a college savings plan anyway. Now she’s glad she... Read more
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Roll Call
On Capitol Hill, It’s Business as Usual for Investor Visas | Commentary Set to expire by year end, the EB-5 immigration program is up fo
On Capitol Hill, It’s Business as Usual for Investor Visas
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
| Commentary Set to expire by year end, the EB-5 immigration program is up for renewal on Capitol Hill. Can Americans expect the biggest supporters of controversial investor visas to bring... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari's Economic Management ChallengesIt is necessary to distil some of the economic management lessons from the firs
Buhari's Economic Management Challenges
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
It is necessary to distil some of the economic management lessons from the first three months of President Muhammadu Buhari's regime and highlight needful reforms. Five issues stand out. Rising Economic Policy Uncertainty: It is true that a myriad... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
US officials mull dates to study city water and sewerYOUNGSTOWN Officials of the U.S. Government Accountability Office are working
US officials mull dates to study city water and sewer
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 3 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN Officials of the U.S. Government Accountability Office are working on tentative arrangements to visit Youngstown on Sept. 24 or 25, or on both of those days, to study the city’s water supply and sewer systems. GAO will be making the... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro files 2014 audit, says it’s closer to getting its finances in orderMetro’s Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro station is seen in this file
Metro files 2014 audit, says it’s closer to getting its finances in order
Washington Post / Posted 3 days ago
Metro’s Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro station is seen in this file photo. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) Metro submitted the long-overdue audit of its fiscal 2014 finances to federal officials Tuesday, another in a series of steps... Read more
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TribLIVE
Construction of new Butler VA planned to kick off this weekThe developer behind a proposed $100-million VA health care facility in Center,
Construction of new Butler VA planned to kick off this week
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
The developer behind a proposed $100-million VA health care facility in Center, Butler County, plans to start work this week. Cambridge Healthcare Solutions PA is proceeding with construction days after it purchased a 46-acre site on North Duffy... Read more
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TheStreet.com
A Better Deal Isn't Necessarily in the Cards From Your Campus BankNEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is kick
A Better Deal Isn't Necessarily in the Cards From Your Campus Bank
TheStreet.com / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is kicking off the school year with a warning to college students: just because a bank account has been sponsored by your college, doesn't mean it's a good deal. ”Since we... Read more
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Task & Purpose
Little Being Done About Medical Errors Occurring At VA HospitalsAn Aug. 28 report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that hospit
Little Being Done About Medical Errors Occurring At VA Hospitals
Task & Purpose / Posted 3 days ago
An Aug. 28 report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that hospitals within the Veterans Affairs system may be doing less than they should to investigate preventable medical mistakes. The report found that the number of investigations... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Canada Responds To Scott Walker: 9/11 Terrorists Had U.S. VisasWASHINGTON -- Canada responded on Monday to GOP presidential contender Scott Wa
Canada Responds To Scott Walker: 9/11 Terrorists Had U.S. Visas
The Huffington Post / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Canada responded on Monday to GOP presidential contender Scott Walker's controversial comments about building a northern border wall by pointing out that the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks had U.S. visas. The... Read more
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Federal Computer Week
GAO: FAA overlooking global air traffic risksWHAT: A Government Accountability Office report titled “Next Generation Air Tra
GAO: FAA overlooking global air traffic risks
Federal Computer Week / Posted 4 days ago
WHAT: A Government Accountability Office report titled “Next Generation Air Transportation System: Improved Risk Analysis Could Strengthen FAA's Global Interoperability Efforts.” WHY: In the midst of a troubled, potentially hackable overhaul of the... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborneAug. 30--Federal aviation officials are looking to police in Maryland to help d
Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborne
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
Aug. 30--Federal aviation officials are looking to police in Maryland to help deal with a new kind of lawbreaker: drone pilots. Following complaints from pilots about unmanned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has referred more than a... Read more
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Washington Post
Medical errors are up at VA hospitals, but they’re actually doing less to figure out whyHospitals across the country are under growing pressure to reduce preventable m
Medical errors are up at VA hospitals, but they’re actually doing less to figure out why
Washington Post / Posted 4 days ago
Hospitals across the country are under growing pressure to reduce preventable medical mistakes, the errors that can cause real harm and even death to patients. But the Department of Veterans Affairs, which runs a massive system of hospitals and... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
KC-46A: Big airplane being delayed by a few big problemsAug. 30--Delays with development of a new Air Force tanker scheduled to be base
KC-46A: Big airplane being delayed by a few big problems
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
Aug. 30--Delays with development of a new Air Force tanker scheduled to be based and serviced in Oklahoma are causing turbulence at the Pentagon, but local leaders say they're not too worried about a project that is expected to pump millions of... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Freelancing becoming popular choice for manyWhen it comes to the morning commute to work, Julie Cortes has most people beat
Freelancing becoming popular choice for many
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 4 days ago
When it comes to the morning commute to work, Julie Cortes has most people beat. Her office is just down the hall from her bedroom. A freelance copywriter, Cortes is part of the growing number of people who now work on their own. Although the... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Federal fact-finding team to visit Youngstown for sewer investigationOfficials have confirmed reports that a federal team will begin investigating Y
Federal fact-finding team to visit Youngstown for sewer investigation
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 5 days ago
Officials have confirmed reports that a federal team will begin investigating Youngstown's sewer system. Youngstown City Law Director Martin Hume told 21 news that a team from the U.S. Government Accountability Office will travel to Youngstown for a... Read more
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The Atlantic
A Village on the Verge of Being Swept AwayNEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms w
A Village on the Verge of Being Swept Away
The Atlantic / Posted 5 days ago
NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms with what had become increasingly obvious: They could no longer fight back the rising waters. Their homes perched on a low-lying, treeless tuft of land between two rivers... Read more
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The Oklahoman
KC-46A: Big airplane being delayed by a few big problemsBoth Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve important roles
KC-46A: Big airplane being delayed by a few big problems
The Oklahoman / Posted 5 days ago
Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft. Tinker will serve as the repair depot for the KC-46A, much like it has done for other aircraft over its long... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborneFederal aviation officials are looking to police in Maryland to help deal with
Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborne
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Federal aviation officials are looking to police in Maryland to help deal with a new kind of lawbreaker: drone pilots. Following complaints from pilots about unmanned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has referred more than a half-dozen... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Be Your Own Boss: Freelancing becoming popular choice for manyWhen it comes to the morning commute to work, Julie Cortes has most people beat
Be Your Own Boss: Freelancing becoming popular choice for many
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
When it comes to the morning commute to work, Julie Cortes has most people beat. Her office is just down the hall from her bedroom. A freelance copywriter, Cortes is part of the growing number of people who now work on their own. Although the... Read more
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Orange County Register
Register on Real Estate Blog:Dollars for green cards: EB-5 program grants visas, even citizenship, to foreigners who invest in U.S.Facing a deadline to get a green card or go home, Chinese immigrant Xiaoyu “Hug
Register on Real Estate Blog:Dollars for green cards: EB-5 program grants visas, even citizenship, to foreigners who invest in U.S.
Orange County Register / Posted 6 days ago
Facing a deadline to get a green card or go home, Chinese immigrant Xiaoyu “Hugh” Hou narrowed his options to two: Marry an American or come up with $500,000 to invest in a jobs project. “I don’t want to get married. It’s not my lifestyle,” said the... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Federal team will visit to study city sewer plightYOUNGSTOWN A team from the U.S. Government Accountability Office will make a c
Federal team will visit to study city sewer plight
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 7 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN A team from the U.S. Government Accountability Office will make a congressionally requested fact-finding visit to Youngstown in September as part of a GAO study of water supply and sewer infrastructure in communities with declining... Read more
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Reuters
United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delaysUnited Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International
United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delays
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
United Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, July 8, 2015. CHICAGO United Airlines plans to change the way it schedules flights and to use new technology to tackle the delays and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delaysCHICAGO: United Airlines plans to change the way it schedules flights and to us
United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delays
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
CHICAGO: United Airlines plans to change the way it schedules flights and to use new technology to tackle the delays and cancellations that have hurt its competitiveness, company executives told Reuters. The new initiatives aim to narrow the gap in... Read more
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Accounting Today
Lawmakers Tell Treasury to Go Easy on Multinational Tax Reporting ChangesThe chairmen of Congress�s two main tax committees, House Ways and Means Commit
Lawmakers Tell Treasury to Go Easy on Multinational Tax Reporting Changes
Accounting Today / Posted 7 days ago
The chairmen of Congress�s two main tax committees, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, have written to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew saying he should hold off on... Read more
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Washington Post
Carmen Group to pay $125,000 to resolve lobbying disclosure violationsWashington lobbying firm Carmen Group will pay a $125,000 fine to settle civil
Carmen Group to pay $125,000 to resolve lobbying disclosure violations
Washington Post / Posted 7 days ago
Washington lobbying firm Carmen Group will pay a $125,000 fine to settle civil allegations that it repeatedly violated the Lobbying Disclosure Act by failing to disclose some of its lobbying activities and political contributions, prosecutors... Read more
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Global Envision
Including women in financial inclusionFinancial inclusion In Rwanda, only 35 percent of women have a bank account. T
Including women in financial inclusion
Global Envision / Posted 7 days ago
Financial inclusion In Rwanda, only 35 percent of women have a bank account. This is holding some women back from developing their own businesses In Peru, Kenya and India, NGOs are helping communities overcome water scarcity using wisdom from the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Elizabeth Warren And Joe Biden Used To Battle Over Economic InequalityWASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) c
Elizabeth Warren And Joe Biden Used To Battle Over Economic Inequality
The Huffington Post / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) can help him look good as a presidential contender, probably because he knows firsthand she can make him look bad. Biden met with Warren this week in an effort to boost... Read more
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Government Computer News
DOD-VA health records interoperability falls further behindIn order to better serve the 16 million veterans and active duty service member
DOD-VA health records interoperability falls further behind
Government Computer News / Posted 7 days ago
In order to better serve the 16 million veterans and active duty service members and beneficiaries in Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the two separate electronic health record systems must communicate and share data. But a recent... Read more
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Market Watch
China wins the Battle of Mountain PassFor all its recent advances, China today remains in the hands of a brutal and u
China wins the Battle of Mountain Pass
Market Watch / Posted 7 days ago
For all its recent advances, China today remains in the hands of a brutal and undemocratic dictatorship with little regard for anyone who stands in its way. The Beijing regime menaces Taiwan and overshadows neighbors. It has provided support for... Read more
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The Weekly Standard
Illegal P.R.* "How would you spend $100 billion? Climate/weather disasters in the US cost t
Illegal P.R.
The Weekly Standard / Posted 7 days ago
* "How would you spend $100 billion? Climate/weather disasters in the US cost that much in 2012! #ActOnClimate” (July 20) * People w/heart & lung illnesses are especially vulnerable to excessive heat exposure. Climate change means more health... Read more
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ABC News
Controversial Guardrail To Be Crash-Tested AgainFive months after passing federally-ordered crash tests, the controversial guar
Controversial Guardrail To Be Crash-Tested Again
ABC News / Posted 8 days ago
Five months after passing federally-ordered crash tests, the controversial guardrail blamed for dozens of deaths and injuries is being tested again, this time by a U.S. state which has been aggressively investigating the highway product. According... Read more
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FOX News
Hurricane Katrina left wake of destruction – and 'shocking' legacy of fraudWASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina, one of the most punishing storms ever to hit th
Hurricane Katrina left wake of destruction – and 'shocking' legacy of fraud
FOX News / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina, one of the most punishing storms ever to hit the United States, left billions of dollars in damage -- and a battered landscape ripe for con-artists looking to make a buck off the devastation. And did they ever. In... Read more
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Quartz
Inside the IRS’s massive data breach - Quartz Michael Kasper thought he was ahead of the game when he sat down to
Inside the IRS’s massive data breach
Quartz / Posted 8 days ago
- Quartz Michael Kasper thought he was ahead of the game when he sat down to do his taxes this year. It was a Friday in February, more than two months before the mid-April filing deadline, and snow still covered... Read more
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Business Insider
The army's new $30 billion humvee could spark a big fight in CongressThe U.S. Army shook up the military ground vehicle market Tuesday when it award
The army's new $30 billion humvee could spark a big fight in Congress
Business Insider / Posted 8 days ago
The U.S. Army shook up the military ground vehicle market Tuesday when it awarded Oshkosh the contract to build its Humvee replacement, an effort that could eventually be worth $30 billion and take roughly 25 years to complete. But a tough political... Read more
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Calcutta News
$6.7 bn tactical vehicle contract of US army goes to Oshkosh OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The United States Army has awarded Oshkosh a $6.75-billi
$6.7 bn tactical vehicle contract of US army goes to Oshkosh
Calcutta News / Posted 9 days ago
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The United States Army has awarded Oshkosh a $6.75-billion contract to build almost 17,000 new light trucks that replace ageing Humvees for its new joint light... Read more
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Federal Computer Week
USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobsThink your mail carrier can evolve? The U.S. Postal Service does. Kelley Sulli
USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobs
Federal Computer Week / Posted 9 days ago
Think your mail carrier can evolve? The U.S. Postal Service does. Kelley Sullivan, an IT program manager at the agency, fully expects that tomorrow's USPS will have new technology but not, she hopes, fewer employees. "The work that they're doing... Read more
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Deseret News
Jay Evensen: When identity theft isn't newsThe news wasn’t that Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz was the victim of tax fraud, alth
Jay Evensen: When identity theft isn't news
Deseret News / Posted 9 days ago
The news wasn’t that Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz was the victim of tax fraud, although irony like that can be startling. Certainly, when the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee falls victim to something that could have been... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
How would NOLA's Hurricane Katrina floods look if the storm had hit other U.S. cities?Almost 10 years ago, the nation held its breath, watching television reports of
How would NOLA's Hurricane Katrina floods look if the storm had hit other U.S. cities?
Houston Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Almost 10 years ago, the nation held its breath, watching television reports of a massive hurricane that broke the walls between dry land and water in New Orleans. The devastation was unprecedented. Hurricane Katrina became the costliest storm in... Read more
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The Farmington Daily Times
We Want to Hear From All Americans on CoalAmerica is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. As our nation underg
We Want to Hear From All Americans on Coal
The Farmington Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
America is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. As our nation undergoes a rapid energy transformation that is leading to a lower carbon economy, coal will continue to be a major source of power well into the future, even as other sources... Read more
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Business Insider
John Oliver exposed an intriguing link between televangelism and ScientologyOliver says that televangelists have been taking advantage of these laws to est
John Oliver exposed an intriguing link between televangelism and Scientology
Business Insider / Posted 10 days ago
Oliver says that televangelists have been taking advantage of these laws to establish what are basically predatory businesses: they go on television and make extraordinary promises in exchange for monetary donations. One person featured in Oliver's... Read more
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