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Reuters
Social Security gets tough advice on advice it givesto improve the guidance it provides on claiming decisions. They are armed with
Social Security gets tough advice on advice it gives
Reuters / Posted 14 hours ago
to improve the guidance it provides on claiming decisions. They are armed with a report published this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found problems and inconsistencies in the advice that SSA claims specialists give... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
The success of the voter fraud mythin Kansas and Tennessee reduced turnout by about 2 percent, or about 122,000 vo
The success of the voter fraud myth
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted yesterday
in Kansas and Tennessee reduced turnout by about 2 percent, or about 122,000 votes, according to a 2014 analysis by the Government Accountability Office. Turnout fell the most among young people, African-Americans and newly registered voters.... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this weekcall votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to e
The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office; passed the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act, to deter Russian aggression in Ukraine... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Social Security: 5 common mistakes to avoidto start taking retirement benefits — as early as age 62 or as late as 70? Tho
Social Security: 5 common mistakes to avoid
The Arizona Republic / Posted 2 days ago
to start taking retirement benefits — as early as age 62 or as late as 70? Those are some of the issues raised by a recent Government Accountability Office report. The watchdog agency reviewed Social Security pamphlets, sat in on meetings with the... Read more
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Newsmax
Social Security Gets Tough Advice on Advice it Givesto improve the guidance it provides on claiming decisions. They are armed with
Social Security Gets Tough Advice on Advice it Gives
Newsmax / Posted 2 days ago
to improve the guidance it provides on claiming decisions. They are armed with a report published this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found problems and inconsistencies in the advice that SSA claims specialists give... Read more
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Variety
Lawmakers Raise Questions About Chinese Investment in Hollywoodacquisitions in other sectors. Two Democrats joined 14 Republicans in signing t
Lawmakers Raise Questions About Chinese Investment in Hollywood
Variety / Posted 2 days ago
acquisitions in other sectors. Two Democrats joined 14 Republicans in signing the letter, which seeks a review from the Government Accountability Office of existing regulations. Under current law, foreign deals that may pose national security... Read more
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The Hill
GAO: 40 percent of federal buildings in earthquake areasare in areas where very strong to extreme shaking from earthquakes could occur,
GAO: 40 percent of federal buildings in earthquake areas
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
are in areas where very strong to extreme shaking from earthquakes could occur, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT The agency said the Department of Defense and the... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
Competition may turn 401(k)s into a sexy benefitnews your clients may be thinking about. Think a 401(k) is not a sexy benefit?
Competition may turn 401(k)s into a sexy benefit
Financial Planning.com / Posted 3 days ago
news your clients may be thinking about. Think a 401(k) is not a sexy benefit? Competition may change thatData from the Government Accountability Office show that only about 14% of small businesses offer employer-provided plans to their workers,... Read more
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The Hill
Dem senator won't back spending bill without visa reformsadded that aside from the program's "vulnerabilities, the benefits of the progr
Dem senator won't back spending bill without visa reforms
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
added that aside from the program's "vulnerabilities, the benefits of the program are questionable." "Even the Government Accountability Office says it's hard to ascertain the economic benefits of the EB-5 program. Most of the visas are... Read more
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The Washington Times
Government report: 500K girls in U.S. at risk of genital mutilationThursday that says federal agencies could do more to prevent or report the prac
Government report: 500K girls in U.S. at risk of genital mutilation
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
Thursday that says federal agencies could do more to prevent or report the practice among immigrant communities. The Government Accountability Office said the Obama administration’s estimate of 513,000 is roughly a threefold increase from the... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Tom Graves Introduces The Accurate Accounting Actpeople will be able to see the full picture of the country’s finances. 3. Incr
Tom Graves Introduces The Accurate Accounting Act
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
people will be able to see the full picture of the country’s finances. 3. Increases Accountability: The bill requires the Government Accountability Office to regularly produce a report on each program operating on autopilot, which will reveal the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
We need to start over on Obamacarehealth law passed in 2010. So much for President Barack Obama's promise familie
We need to start over on Obamacare
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
health law passed in 2010. So much for President Barack Obama's promise families would save $2,500 a year. Further, the Government Accountability Office found the Obamacare website is a magnet for fraud. The office created 14 fictitious... Read more
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Morningstar
State-Run Retirement Plans Are Not a Complete Solutionpercent of small employers sponsor some type of plan for their employees to sav
State-Run Retirement Plans Are Not a Complete Solution
Morningstar / Posted 3 days ago
percent of small employers sponsor some type of plan for their employees to save for retirement, according to a 2012 U.S. Government Accountability Office report.) Furthermore, states know that this lack of coverage disproportionately affects... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Why do investors prefer the risky choice?we have largely been treading water while Wall Street got rich. If you don't be
Why do investors prefer the risky choice?
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
we have largely been treading water while Wall Street got rich. If you don't believe me, consider this. According to the Government Accountability Office, 55- to 64-year-olds have an average of $104,000 and those 65 to 74 have $148,000 in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilationour government can take right now to address FGM." The announcement of the "U.
US says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
our government can take right now to address FGM." The announcement of the "U.S. Girl Summit" came with the release of a Government Accountability Office report which Reid said highlighted the failure of U.S. authorities to deal with the issue to... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilationour government can take right now to address FGM." The announcement of the "U.
U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
our government can take right now to address FGM." The announcement of the "U.S. Girl Summit" came with the release of a Government Accountability Office report which Reid said highlighted the failure of U.S. authorities to deal with the issue to... Read more
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The Hill
Mylan CEO faces bipartisan outrage over EpiPen pricinglife-threatening pathogens, such as anthrax. Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) rel
Mylan CEO faces bipartisan outrage over EpiPen pricing
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
life-threatening pathogens, such as anthrax. Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) released the report, by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), just ahead of a hearing on Friday that will focus on the government's failures to... Read more
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The Washington Times
China, Russia space war weapons on fast trackSouth China Sea, Gen. Hyten said. HOUSE SEEKS STUDY OF FOREIGN PURCHASES A bi
China, Russia space war weapons on fast track
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
South China Sea, Gen. Hyten said. HOUSE SEEKS STUDY OF FOREIGN PURCHASES A bipartisan group of House members wants the Government Accountability Office to study whether a Treasury Department-led government security panel needs to be bolstered... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
IRS helps wealthy kids save more for college12.45 million, a hard number on just what percentage of U.S. families use them
IRS helps wealthy kids save more for college
Dallas Morning News / Posted 4 days ago
12.45 million, a hard number on just what percentage of U.S. families use them is hard to come by. A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that only 3 percent of all U.S. families used 529s in 2010, and that families with the... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
Clients can build their savings by changing car-buying habitshandled about 43,000 individual accounts over the last two decades. What Socia
Clients can build their savings by changing car-buying habits
Financial Planning.com / Posted 4 days ago
handled about 43,000 individual accounts over the last two decades. What Social Security isn’t telling youA study by the Government Accountability Office has found that Social Security fails to provide claimants with the key details of their... Read more
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The Mercury News
Storing nuclear waste: Is ‘consent’ OK when future generations can’t weigh infar, and taxpayers could fork over another $21 billion to $50 billion before Un
Storing nuclear waste: Is ‘consent’ OK when future generations can’t weigh in
The Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
far, and taxpayers could fork over another $21 billion to $50 billion before Uncle Sam figures it all out, according to the Government Accountability Office. The Nuclear Waste Fund cannot collect more money. A federal judge said DOE couldn’t charge... Read more
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Accounting Today
Wealthy Kids Save More for College, Thanks to the IRS12.45 million, a hard number on just what percentage of U.S. families use them
Wealthy Kids Save More for College, Thanks to the IRS
Accounting Today / Posted 4 days ago
12.45 million, a hard number on just what percentage of U.S. families use them is hard to come by. A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that only 3 percent of all U.S. families used 529s in 2010, and that families with the... Read more
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Reuters
House committee launches review of FDA criminal officefor the FDA and his family. The House committee letter also questions how the
House committee launches review of FDA criminal office
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
for the FDA and his family. The House committee letter also questions how the FDA responded to two prior reports, from the Government Accountability Office and the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, that were critical of the... Read more
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CBS News
U.S. corporations earn record high profits, pay record low taxesespecially because many U.S. companies don’t pay the 35 percent rate, thanks to
U.S. corporations earn record high profits, pay record low taxes
CBS News / Posted 4 days ago
especially because many U.S. companies don’t pay the 35 percent rate, thanks to loopholes and other tax breaks. A 2013 Government Accountability Office report estimated the levy that businesses actually paid -- also called the effective tax... Read more
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The News & Observer
The success of the voter fraud mythlaws in Kansas and Tennessee reduced turnout about 2 percent, or about 122,000
The success of the voter fraud myth
The News & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
laws in Kansas and Tennessee reduced turnout about 2 percent, or about 122,000 votes, according to a 2014 analysis by the Government Accountability Office. Turnout fell the most among young people, African-Americans and newly registered voters.... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
Clients can build their savings by changing car-buying habitshandled about 43,000 individual accounts over the last two decades. What Socia
Clients can build their savings by changing car-buying habits
Financial Planning.com / Posted 5 days ago
handled about 43,000 individual accounts over the last two decades. What Social Security isn’t telling youA study by the Government Accountability Office has found that Social Security fails to provide claimants with the key details of their... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Sick: The biggest increase in healthcare costs in 32 yearsincluding generics, receive annual markups that defy any sense of reason or mar
Sick: The biggest increase in healthcare costs in 32 years
Los Angeles Times / Posted 5 days ago
including generics, receive annual markups that defy any sense of reason or market reality. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found that while the average price of generics has come down in recent years, more than 300... Read more
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Federal Times
Sorting dirty data is the final hurdle in leveraging anal | Federal Timesto give Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget time to set baselines
Sorting dirty data is the final hurdle in leveraging anal | Federal Times
Federal Times / Posted 6 days ago
to give Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget time to set baselines and monitor implementation. But an April Government Accountability Office report found an OMB pilot program designed to streamline contractor reporting under the DATA... Read more
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Newsmax
What Social Security Isn't Telling You About Your Moneybe getting crucial information they need to make the best decisions for their r
What Social Security Isn't Telling You About Your Money
Newsmax / Posted 6 days ago
be getting crucial information they need to make the best decisions for their retirement, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office. That could mean tens of thousands of lost dollars. Many people are in dire need of any... Read more
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The Mercury News
Big Sur fire becomes costliest to fight in US historyfires ignited by lightning and burned nearly 500,000 acres in Northern Californ
Big Sur fire becomes costliest to fight in US history
The Mercury News / Posted 6 days ago
fires ignited by lightning and burned nearly 500,000 acres in Northern California and Southern Oregon, according to a Government Accountability Office report on the response to the blaze. According to California Interagency Incident... Read more
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CBS News
What Social Security isn’t telling youfor Social Security often leave out key information or don’t explain choices cl
What Social Security isn’t telling you
CBS News / Posted 6 days ago
for Social Security often leave out key information or don’t explain choices clearly, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office. The online claims process also leaves out some information or could inadvertently sway... Read more
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New York Post
This is why you should delay your retirementreasons, besides longevity, explaining why more older clients must keep working
This is why you should delay your retirement
New York Post / Posted 7 days ago
reasons, besides longevity, explaining why more older clients must keep working longer: Underfunded retirement accounts: A Government Accountability Office study puts the median savings at $104,000 for households with members between 55 and 64... Read more
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The Columbian
Federal jobs site gets new lookthey are seeking in their job vacancy announcements, and to better use the many
Federal jobs site gets new look
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
they are seeking in their job vacancy announcements, and to better use the many hiring routes available. A recent Government Accountability Office report said, for example, that the traditional “competitive examination” route into federal... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Who gets saved?relocating the town as far back as 1984. Newtok has received seven disaster dec
Who gets saved?
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
relocating the town as far back as 1984. Newtok has received seven disaster declarations, according to local officials. The Government Accountability Office determined the town to be "in imminent danger." And that was 13 years ago. By 2017 erosion... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Tennessee doctors: No one knew painkillers were so deadlymeeting with medical leaders in Tennessee and elsewhere to tout the pill's prom
Tennessee doctors: No one knew painkillers were so deadly
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
meeting with medical leaders in Tennessee and elsewhere to tout the pill's promise. According to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Purdue expanded its sales staff from 300 to 671 between 1996 and 2002, and added 300 more... Read more
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Breitbart
Trump Visits Miami's Little Haiti Neighborhood to 'Listen and Learn'some Clinton-backed projects didn’t come through, such as a $2 million housing
Trump Visits Miami's Little Haiti Neighborhood to 'Listen and Learn'
Breitbart / Posted 8 days ago
some Clinton-backed projects didn’t come through, such as a $2 million housing expo for thousands of new housing units. The Government Accountability Office found poor planning and unsustainable outcomes for taxpayer-funded projects through USAID,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Any scandal on your CV will cost youcaptured in either a database that flags enforcement actions by the Securities
Any scandal on your CV will cost you
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
captured in either a database that flags enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission or in a Government Accountability Office database. Branthover is struck by how far down in the ranks stigma can reach. She works... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
America’s biggest 401(k) adviser has a plan to manage all your moneyjust $55,000. About half of U.S. households age 55 and older have nothing saved
America’s biggest 401(k) adviser has a plan to manage all your money
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
just $55,000. About half of U.S. households age 55 and older have nothing saved in a retirement account, according to the Government Accountability Office, and the rest hold a median of about $109,000. Raffone is still figuring that out, too.... Read more
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Tax-News.com
IRS Tax Debt Collection Processes Criticiizedits Field Collection program need to be made clearer to its own revenue officer
IRS Tax Debt Collection Processes Criticiized
Tax-News.com / Posted 9 days ago
its Field Collection program need to be made clearer to its own revenue officers, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO explained that it was asked to review the processes the IRS uses to select Field... Read more
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CBS News
Even generic-drug prices are going through the roofis the decline over time, and the lower prices traditionally seen,” said John D
Even generic-drug prices are going through the roof
CBS News / Posted 9 days ago
is the decline over time, and the lower prices traditionally seen,” said John Dicken, director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the agency Congress has tasked with investigating how taxpayer money is spent. “But... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Bomb dogs failed dozens of tests at 10 large U.S. airportssaid Patrick Gannon, LA World Airports deputy executive director. In 2013 the
Bomb dogs failed dozens of tests at 10 large U.S. airports
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 9 days ago
said Patrick Gannon, LA World Airports deputy executive director. In 2013 the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, found "some K-9 teams were repeatedly not in compliance with TSA's monthly training... Read more
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The Hill
Lawmakers: Foreign deal review may need to be updatedshould more closely examine the purchase by Chinese companies of American tech
Lawmakers: Foreign deal review may need to be updated
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
should more closely examine the purchase by Chinese companies of American tech and telecom firms. The lawmakers want the Government Accountability Office to examine the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States when look at... Read more
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FOX News
Sen. Cotton, Rep. Hill: The Social Security Disability Insurance Return To Work Actplague Social Security Disability, further straining the program and costing ta
Sen. Cotton, Rep. Hill: The Social Security Disability Insurance Return To Work Act
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
plague Social Security Disability, further straining the program and costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Last year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the program incorrectly paid beneficiaries $11 billion over the past 9... Read more
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The Hill
FDA finds Monsanto’s weed killer in US honey samplesThe look for glyphosate this year is considered a “special assignment” and came
FDA finds Monsanto’s weed killer in US honey samples
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
The look for glyphosate this year is considered a “special assignment” and came after the agency was criticized by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in 2014 for failing to test for glyphosate. The FDA has not released formal results of its... Read more
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The Seattle Times
How the Wells-Fargo scandal happened — and will againknocked over a convenience store for $50, he’d go to jail. Knock over the econo
How the Wells-Fargo scandal happened — and will again
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
knocked over a convenience store for $50, he’d go to jail. Knock over the economy for $12.8 trillion (according to the Government Accountability Office), and you’re at the country club by 3 p.m. Until these five issues are addressed, expect... Read more
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Orange County Register
Parents choosing alternative schoolsfund private school tuition and other educational expenses, has more than doubl
Parents choosing alternative schools
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
fund private school tuition and other educational expenses, has more than doubled in the past five years,” a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report revealed. The first school voucher program started in 1990, the GAO noted, and the... Read more
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NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls
U.S. House Passes Bill to Continue Reforms at the Veterans Administrationbipartisan legislation to bring accountability and reform to the Veterans Admin
U.S. House Passes Bill to Continue Reforms at the Veterans Administration
NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls / Posted 10 days ago
bipartisan legislation to bring accountability and reform to the Veterans Administration (VA). A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that on average, it can take up to one year or longer to remove a permanent... Read more
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The Hill
Army changes discharge policy after lacking documents for 73 solidiersboards to determine if the soldier’s discharge should be upgraded, Fanning said
Army changes discharge policy after lacking documents for 73 solidiers
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
boards to determine if the soldier’s discharge should be upgraded, Fanning said. The Army is also cooperating with a Government Accountability Office review of the same issue, Fanning added. “We look forward to receiving their findings and... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
The classroom challenge: When children learn differentlyYet federal investment in autism research fell from $288.1 million in 2010 to $
The classroom challenge: When children learn differently
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
Yet federal investment in autism research fell from $288.1 million in 2010 to $245 million in 2012, according to a 2015 Government Accountability Office report, and, while research spending has rebounded slightly since then, research spending by... Read more
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NBC News
Bomb detection dogs failed dozens of tests at 10 large U.S. airportssaid Patrick Gannon, LA World Airports deputy executive director. In 2013 the
Bomb detection dogs failed dozens of tests at 10 large U.S. airports
NBC News / Posted 10 days ago
said Patrick Gannon, LA World Airports deputy executive director. In 2013 the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, found "some K-9 teams were repeatedly not in compliance with TSA's monthly training... Read more
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