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Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Astronaut Food

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:39:54 -0500

“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, squeezes a water bubble out of her beverage container, showing her image refracted, in the Unity node of the International Space Station in 2013.


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There’s a Trick To Improving Your Mood—But You Probably Don’t Want To Do It

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:28:47 -0500

It’s nearly impossible to control your thoughts and feelings, but you can control your behaviors.


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OPM Tells Agencies to Stop Working Collaboratively with Unions

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:50:28 -0500

Guidance for implementing President Trump’s executive order disbanding labor-management councils goes much further than a similar move made by President George W. Bush.


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Senator Intervenes to Back Intel Community Whistleblower Ombudsman

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:31:41 -0500

Following a disciplinary hearing, Dan Meyer risks termination for undisclosed reasons.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked for all documents related to Meyer's disciplinary case.


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Three Things the U.S. Military Needs to Fight in Europe

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:00 -0500

One year into rotational deployments on the continent, here’s what the Army and Marines say they need.


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ICE Detainees Face Inhumane Conditions, IG Finds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:45:35 -0500

Illegal strip searches, rotten food and a lack of toilet paper number among the improper conditions.In an address before the FBI National Academy, President Trump said it would be easier to simply deport undocumented immigrants involved in criminal activity than to detain them.


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Security Clearance Backlog Has Been a Decade in the Making

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:51:12 -0500

There’s no shortage of recommendations for addressing the problems.


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Women With Postgrad Degrees Are More Likely to Report Experiencing Sex Discrimination at Work

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:50:50 -0500

The pattern holds steady for every major form of gender-based discrimination.


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Play of the Day: Trump Cuts Red Tape, Frees 'Our Dreams'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:45:42 -0500

The president used curious language to describe his administration's push to cut regulations.


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Trump and His Regulation Czar Tout Major Cuts in Rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:25:45 -0500

President says agencies beat goals in 2-for-1 elimination plan, and next year’s agenda promises more.Trump attends an event Thursday to tout his administration's deregulatory efforts.


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Trump’s Top Management Nominee Pledges Workforce Reforms, More Strategic Cuts

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Would-be third ranking OMB official says workforce attrition is harmful.Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., told the nominee agencies must be empowered with resources, talent and expertise.


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Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:13:49 -0500

“I don’t know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trump’s gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.”


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5 Things to Remember Before You Tap Into Your TSP

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:05:21 -0500

Pondering your new withdrawal options? Here are a few principles to factor in.


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Proposal for a 2019 Pay Freeze Called 'Dunderheaded' and 'Pennywise and Pound Foolish'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:54:49 -0500

A freeze would make it more difficult to retain and recruit federal employees, requiring agencies to spend more money on hiring, lawmakers argue.Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said: “We’re already seeing disinterest in federal service . . . It’s pennywise and pound foolish, if we’re constantly spending money on recruiting and training for new employees.”


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EPA Inspector General Takes on Scott Pruitt’s Soundproof Booth

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:22:10 -0500

House Democrats had complained administrator may have violated appropriations law.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has beefed up his security detail in additional installing the booth.


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Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500

The goal of the new regulations is to secure sensitive data on the computers and networks at smaller companies.An employee at Lockheed Martin's NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center.


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Consumer Bureau to Investigate 'Fake' Rulemaking Comments

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:28:18 -0500

Wall Street Journal identified thousands of fictional commenters writing to four agencies.Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney is concerned about any inauthentic information that comes to the bureau, an adviser said.


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Play of the Day: Omarosa Leaves the White House With a Flourish

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:54:56 -0500

The former Trump advisor had to be escorted from the premises.


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The Debt Ceiling Is a Farce

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:56:27 -0500

It’s time to eliminate it.


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Report: Trump To Freeze Federal Civilian Pay in 2019

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:00:29 -0500

White House budget guidance orders DHS to cut border security technology, freeze law enforcement pay, and ramp up wall funding 79 percent.


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Democrats Poised to Block Latest GOP Plan to Avoid Shutdown

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:08:03 -0500

House Republicans want to give the Pentagon a boost while keeping domestic agencies on autopilot.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said: “We must lift the spending caps for defense and also those urgent domestic priorities, in equal measure.”


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House Subcommittee Mulls IRS Funding to Implement Tax Reform

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:07:48 -0500

Hearing on customer service showcases an agency stretched for resources.


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Tillerson’s New North Korea Strategy is at Odds With Trump — Again

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:54:50 -0500

The State Department chief says the U.S. is ready to have the first meeting with Pyongyang "without preconditions." That's not what the White House has been saying.


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Newly Signed Defense Authorization Act Contains a Dire Warning on Climate Change

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:45:00 -0500

Climate change will bring more failed states and terrorist organizations, radar failures, and military bases underwater, according to the U.S. military.


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The Best Compliment You Can Give, According To Meryl Streep

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:38:38 -0500

She credits her high-achieving mindset to the praise she first received from her mother.


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