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Fewer Than One In Five State Department Employees With Security Clearance Completed Classified Info Training

  on September 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Fewer than one in five employees with a security clearance at the State Department has completed the mandated training for handling classified information as required by a 2009 Executive Order signed by President Obama, according to a new report from the government watchdog with oversight.

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Funding Bill Rejected as Shutdown Nears

  on September 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a short-term funding bill for the government over the water crisis in Flint, Mich., moving Congress one step closer to a shutdown in the midst of a presidential election.

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Recap of First Debate

  on September 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Before an anticipated television audience of up to 100 million, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday.

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Cuban Man Pretended To Be Federal Worker, Solicited Money For Immigration Papers

  on September 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Professional Responsibility arrested a Cuban man after a sting operation in McAllen. The man told an informant he worked for the federal government and -- in exchange for a bribe -- could secure lawful permanent resident status for the informant.

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The First Debate and the Upcoming Presidential Election: Who Will Receive Your Vote?

By on September 26, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The First Debate and the Upcoming Presidential Election: Who Will Receive Your Vote?

Who will receive your vote in the upcoming presidential election? Did the first debate influence your vote? Share your feedback in this short survey.

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Frenzy Building Over Presidential Debate

  on September 26, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Frenzy Building Over Presidential Debate The anticipation for Monday night’s face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has reached a fever pitch, with many expecting a defining moment in one of the wildest elections of modern times.

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Stronger Protections For VA Whistleblowers Included In Bill To Keep Government Open

  on September 26, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A long-stalled plan in Congress to strengthen protections for Veterans Affairs Department employees who disclose waste and misconduct — and to punish officials who retaliate against them — is poised to hitch a ride to enactment this week on the high-priority measure to head off a partial government shutdown.

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Postal Employee Accused of Viewing Child Porn at Work

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A United States Postal Service employee in Shrewsbury has been accused of viewing child pornography while at work.

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How Do Federal Employees Dress for Work?

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The author, who is a former federal employee himself, describes how the style of dress varies from agency to agency depending on the employee's job or the agency's mission.

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White House Preps Agencies for Possible Government Shutdown

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Preps Agencies for Possible Government Shutdown The White House began taking steps Friday to prepare federal agencies for a possible government shutdown at the end of next week.

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