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Nevada Takes Action to Save Wildlife Amid Devastating Drought

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State sends rescue squads to scoop up stranded fish.

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USPS ‘prostituting’ its stamp program with commercial images, prominent former postmaster general says

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A former postmaster general and prominent stamp collector is accusing the U.S.

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Commerce inspector general places two officials on leave after call for firings

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The Commerce Department inspector general’s office has removed two officials who allegedly threatened subordinates with negative performance reviews if they did not sign gag agreements before

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Veterans can share their VA experiences with this survey

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A veterans group on Wednesday launched a new survey to gather information about veterans’ experiences with the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Washington D.C. Is Forbes' Coolest City — Here's What Went Wrong

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List relies heavily on population statistics and not enough on entertainment factors.

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Gifts Quiz: The Answers

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Civic Innovation Program Leads to New Tool for Visually-Impaired Airport Passengers

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An innovative navigation app prototype is now being tested in San Francisco.

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Can You Accept That Gift? Take Our Quiz

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14 questions to test your knowledge of when you can and cannot accept presents.

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Why Local School Districts Are Are Selling All Their iPads

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Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.

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This Is Literally the Formula for Happiness

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Simple, right?

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Bowe Bergdahl Questioned By Army Investigator Today

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Sergeant will answer questions about the circumstances of his capture.

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12 Tips for Designing an Open-Ended Project

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How to approach large, complex challenges with no clear outcome.

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Defense Could Save Millions in Health Care Costs If Congress Would Let It

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An outdated—and expensive—Defense health care program duplicates benefits offered elsewhere, but Congress has to change the law to get rid of it.

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San Diego Mayor Dangles Big Monetary Rewards Before City Workers

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Employees with the best cost-savings ideas could win up to $5,000.

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Hillary Clinton Puts Down Roots in Midtown Manhattan

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Office space isn't a campaign headquarters; it will be used to relocate Clinton's personal staff.

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Are Agencies Stonewalling Inspectors General?

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Sen. Grassley blasts administration after 47 watchdogs complain of agency roadblocks.

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How Jeff Sessions Became a Leader in the Immigration Fight

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Republicans have been split over how to proceed on immigration since national leaders began to call for comprehensive reform.

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The Working Parents’ Complete Guide to Working Out

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The first step is deciding to make your personal health a non-negotiable.

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Teacher Uses Rush Limbaugh Book to Teach Civil War to 3rd Graders

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If you meet an 8-year-old who thinks that slavery ended because of American exceptionalism this may be why.

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Your Vote Counts: Help Honor Government’s Bold Innovators

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Take a look at Nextgov’s Bold Award finalists and cast your ballot for the People’s Choice award.

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Play of the Day: How Hillary Clinton Handles Real 'Hard Choices'

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Stephen Colbert doesn't like the title of Clinton's book.

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The Administration Is Shifting $405M to Deal With the Border Crisis. Is It Enough?

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Money will be taken from other priorities including disaster relief, coast guard maintenance and TSA.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Whiz Kid to Use Performance Metrics

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A new guide helps managers analyze data to make better decisions.

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Texas Makes a Big Bet on SpaceX

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Is the Lone Star State's astronomical investment a good deal or a boondoggle?

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Dozens of inspectors general say federal agencies hindering oversight

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At least three federal agencies have hindered the oversight efforts of independent watchdogs by limiting their access to records, according to a complaint from more than half of the government’s

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Turning Civic Interest Into a Call-to-Action

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Is your local government missing a rare opportunity to activate engaged citizens?

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Feinstein Rips Obama on Redacted Torture Report

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"I will not rush this process,” the California Democrat said.

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California Residents Are Painting Their Lawns Green

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Business has never been better for lawn painters amid the worst drought on record in the Golden State.

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Men Die Young—And It’s Costing the U.S. $479 Billion a Year

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The gender health disparity has persisted in the face of significant health gains around the world over the last 40 years.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Back Up

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OPM gets more applications than it expected in July.

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Lake Erie Drinking Water Scare Prompts New Concerns Over Harmful Algae

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Toledo’s toxic warning is over but microcystin danger is a far-reaching threat.

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Feds Who Worked During Shutdown Could Still Receive Bonus Pay

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First ruling in shutdown lawsuit is mostly favorable for those forced to work.

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Physicians, Heal Yourselves: Why VA Reform Must Come From Inside

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The bill Congress passed last week is a good start, but it's not enough to turn the troubled bureaucracy around on its own.

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Is Burning Man Really a Government-Free Zone?

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The annual artistic adventure promotes self-reliance, but is run by a series of organizations that look suspiciously like a government.

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One Agency Paid an Employee $400K to Sit on the Sidelines

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Archives IG retires after a two-year investigation finds he made offensive racial and sexual comments.

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Federal Judge Equates Gun Rights to Abortion Rights in Alabama Decision

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A court opinion finding the state’s antiabortion law unconstitutional drew the analogy between the two politically charged rights.

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The CDC Is Using Twitter to Explain Ebola to the Masses

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The health organization is condensing warnings and guidelines into 140-character snippets in a Monday chat.

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Government failed to report $619 billion in spending, report says

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The White House budget office launched USASpending.gov in 2007 to track federal spending after scores of lawmakers, including then-Sen.

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11th-hour Deal Shifts Direction of Colorado Fracking Fight

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Governor, congressman strike drilling deal that could serve as a national model.

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Voters Don't Even Like Their Own Congressmen Anymore

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Historically voters have given much higher marks to their local representatives.

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Army Major General Killed in 'Inside' Attack at Afghan Military Academy

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This is the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities surrounding the Afghanistan war.

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One Habit Hack That Works: Hit the Showers

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You don’t have to meditate like a monk to benefit from mindfulness.

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The Handcuffing of Sheriff Joe

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He was the country's self-appointed immigration officer. Then the law started to catch up with him.

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During Africa Summit, a Rare D.C. Species Is Spotted: Bipartisanship

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There has been great continuity in American policy toward Africa from President Clinton to President George W. Bush and, now, to President Obama.

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With judge’s ruling, shutdown costs could grow

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The U.S. government violated federal labor law by failing to provide on-time pay for the legions of federal employees who worked during last year’s 16-day shutdown, a judge ruled this wee

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Nixon Is Gone, but His Media Strategy Lives On

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Forty years after Watergate, presidential suspicion of reporters and attempts to keep the press at arm's length remain high.

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In Defense of Naked Joe Biden

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The political press is tittering over the idea of the vice president skinny-dipping—and missing the real news in a forthcoming book on his Secret Service detail.

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Senators Seek to Protect 15,000 Postal Jobs

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Lawmakers, unions and managers disagree on service impacts of consolidations.

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The Lessons of the 2010 Midterm Elections

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After the Democratic debacle in the last midterms, no one can ignore the power of holding the redistricting pen.

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Who Can Respect a System That Helps the CIA to Behave This Way?

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This is exactly the sort of situation that would an encourage a reluctant leaker to step forward.

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