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Trump and Obama Have One Surprising Thing in Common – The Words They Use

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.


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Tillerson Announces Minority Hiring Initiative at State

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:47:45 -0400

Each ambassadorial position would require at least one minority candidate to be considered.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


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How to Enjoy the Eclipse Without Frying Your Eyes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:45:14 -0400

Some tips from NASA and other federal agencies to help you make the most of the rare solar event.People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2015.


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Watchdog Doesn't Know How White House Determines Who Gets Ethics Waivers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:44:13 -0400

Waivers allow staff to weigh in on issues they worked on for former employers and clients.


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What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:41:49 -0400

"It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be."U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor, 541st Sapper Co., 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, provides security while his team bounds forward, at Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan in 2011.


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Senator Reignites Discussion of Obamacare Exemption for Congress

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:50:34 -0400

Letter requests information on OPM rule allowing lawmakers and staff to buy insurance on small business exchange and receive an employer contribution.Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., requested information on how congressional staffers got permission to use a small business exchange.


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Bannon's Exit Leaves Trump Untethered

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:49:47 -0400

As the president cuts ties with establishment staffers, and forces out his populist firebrand, what’s left of Trumpism other than white identity politics?


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Managing Your Career in the Trump Era

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:42:22 -0400

Do you feel like you are making a difference or are you just trying to survive?


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Trump Has His 20th 'Worst Week' Out of 30 in Office

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:43:33 -0400

For journalists, the sky is falling as the president’s performance goes from bad to worse.


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What Kind of Monuments Does President Trump Value?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:14:11 -0400

He’s spoken in support of Confederate statues while threatening to undo as many as 40 conservation parks.Cedar Mesa Valley of the Gods is a set of stone formations, part of the much larger Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.


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Play of the Day: The President Loves Beautiful Confederate Statues

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:41:48 -0400

Donald Trump tweeted more of his thoughts on Confederate monuments.


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With No Confirmed Director, OPM Could Struggle to Implement Trump’s Agenda

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:29:37 -0400

‘Clearly, it’s a problem,’ a former director says.Office of Personnel Management headquarters in Washington.


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Political Environment a Major Factor in More than 40 Percent of Senior Exec Departures

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:07:49 -0400

Inadequate pay and excessive bureaucracy also cited as reasons for dissatisfaction in latest exit survey from OPM.


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Why Your Retirement Income May Depend on Where You Live

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:01:53 -0400

It’s important to take state taxes into account.


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Cabinet Leaders Distance Themselves From Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:06:41 -0400

The president may believe there are “two sides to a story,” but many in his cabinet are focused on one.VA Secretary David Shulkin says it is a disservice to veterans to not condemn neo Nazi groups.


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Trump Signs Major Expansion of Veterans Educational Assistance Into Law

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:07:26 -0400

Forever GI Bill eliminates 15-year window to use benefits for all new service members.VA Secretary David Shulkin said: "1.7 million individuals have already taken advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and we hope that many more now will."


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Steve Bannon Goes After State Department Officials

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:58:00 -0400

The White House chief strategist said he was aiming to replace experts at the State and Defense departments.


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Analysis: Why Military Chiefs Are Condemning White Supremacy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:29:11 -0400

The U.S. Armed Forces have had troubles with extremists enlisting in the past, and they don’t want it to happen again.Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley speaking in 2017.


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Even the Marines Couldn’t Prepare John Kelly For What He’ll Have To Do For Donald Trump

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:06:50 -0400

Here are four major challenges that Kelly must confront, preferably sooner rather than later.


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Play of the Day: Trump's Feud With Amazon

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:52:05 -0400

The president is involved in yet another feud.


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Peace Corps to Cut 20 Percent of Its Workforce

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:13:22 -0400

Trump requirements to slash jobs led to 'challenging' changes and 'difficult decisions,' acting director says.Field officials and volunteers throughout the world are not subject to the cuts.


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How Setting 'Anti-Goals' Can Keep Work From Being Miserable

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:06:52 -0400

Figure out what you hate, and strategize to avoid it, as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger do.


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The Physics Behind NASA’s 'Quiet' Supersonic Jet Design

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:49:28 -0400

Quieting the boom is all about the shape of the sound waves.


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An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:47:43 -0400

Once again, the chief executive chose his own words over the ones that had been prepared for him.


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