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  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    ( Federal investigators and unions are raising concerns about safety in small field offices scattered across the country, where federal employees at the IRS, Social Security Administration and other agencies are more likely to interact with the public.

  • State agencies warned of ‘Heartbleed’ cyber threat

    ( South Carolina's cyber security agency is warning other state agencies about a software bug that experts say could create havoc on websites using a certain type of secure connection.

  • Memos show regulators held back as evidence grew of GM defect

    ( Documents released in an investigation into an ignition switch flaw on some General Motors cars have shed new light on the government’s decision not to act even as evidence of the fault now linked to 13 deaths was building.

  • Lawyer pleads guilty to bribing state district judge

    A lawyer admitted he gave cash and paid for vehicle repairs for then-144th District judge Angus McGinty in Texas.

  • K-12 students receiving free breakfast on the rise in the U.S.

    Washington, D.C., is seeing a rapid growth in the number of K-12 students eating a free breakfast at school. In the District, the rate went up by 72 percent between 2009 to 2013, from 20,431 participating students to 35,038. Compared to all 50 states, D.C. saw the fastest growth. The number of...

  • Congressional investigations of Federal Election Commission stalled

    A pair of probes into computer security and staffing breakdowns at the FEC aren't living up to their initial billings, key congressmen indicate in a new report by the Center for Public Integrity.

  • Toil, abuse and endurance in the heartland

    For more than 30 years, a few dozen men with intellectual disabilities — affecting their reasoning and learning — lived in a dot of a place called Atalissa, Iowa. Every morning before dawn, they were sent to eviscerate turkeys at a processing plant, in return for food, lodging, the occasional...

  • Port Authority was used by Chris Christie even before Fort Lee closings

    Chris Christie and his allies at the Port Authority are now entangled in a scandal over the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge — apparently a politically motivated move. But long before the lane closings, the Port Authority had already been turned into a de facto political...

  • Army’s top sex assault prosecutor suspended after assault allegation

    ( Lt. Col. Joseph “Jay” Morse, who was responsible for Army prosecutorial training and assistance worldwide, was originally removed from his job when a female Army lawyer alleged that Morse attempted to kiss and grope her against her will.

  • Did General Motors take enough action after series of fatal crashes?

    General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United States, has been sued, and now faces an investigation by the safety agency and the possibility of a criminal investigation.

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