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98 Things Facebook Knows About You

  on August 24, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment
Say you’re scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and you encounter an ad so eerily well-suited, it seems someone has possibly read your brain. How did Facebook know to show this to you?

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Four VA Employees Test Positive For Higher-Than-Average Lead Levels

  on August 23, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment
Four employees who work in a Veterans Affairs records office in north St. Louis have tested positive for higher than average levels of lead in their blood, though officials stressed that the measurements still fall within the range that is normal for U.S. adults.

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Is Government Really That Unpopular? The Truth Is Complicated…

By on August 23, 2016 in Current Events with 50 Comments
Is Government Really That Unpopular? The Truth Is Complicated…

A recent Gallup poll found that the US government is the least popular of any major industry in the US, however, the author says that it isn’t quite that simple and further analysis shows something much different.

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House Committee Subpoenas Three Tech Companies in Clinton Email Investigation

By on August 23, 2016 in Current Events with 116 Comments
House Committee Subpoenas Three Tech Companies in Clinton Email Investigation

A House Committee has issued subpoenas to three technology companies whose products were used in conjunction with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in search of additional information about the security standards used on the system.

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Judge: Fear During Oregon Standoff Not Necessarily Relevant In Conspiracy Case

  on August 23, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment
Federal employees from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Burns residents can't simply testify about the "subjective fears'' they had during the occupation of the bird sanctuary without an admissible purpose for the evidence, the trial judge told prosecutors Monday.

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Judge Blocks Obama Administration School Transgender Bathroom Policy

  on August 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Judge Blocks Obama Administration School Transgender Bathroom Policy A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring federal government agencies from taking action against school districts that don't follow the Obama administration's guidance on transgender bathroom policies in schools.

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Chaffetz Claims FBI Gave Congress Conflicting Documents on Clinton Email Probe

  on August 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Chaffetz Claims FBI Gave Congress Conflicting Documents on Clinton Email Probe House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he has a "couple problems" with the documents provided by the FBI from its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including several differences between sets of documents in two separate binders.

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FedSmith.com Has a New Look!

By on August 21, 2016 in Current Events with 31 Comments

You may have noticed the FedSmith.com website looks a little different. Here is a summary of the changes and new features to help improve your experience using the site.

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Oregonians Afraid of Bundy-Backing Sheriff’s Army of 65 Appointed ‘Special Deputies’

  on August 20, 2016 in Current Events with 2 Comments
An investigation into the activities of a rural sheriff who was one of the Oregon occupier’s biggest boosters has revealed that he has a mostly secret army of “special deputies” who report directly to him with little information available about exactly what they do.

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Social Security Administration Fires Whistleblower

  on August 20, 2016 in Current Events with 3 Comments
The first whistleblower who went public with allegations of misconduct in the Social Security Administration disability review system has been fired.

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