Congress Approves Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Trump is expected to sign the CR to push the shutdown deadline to May 5.

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'There Is a Chance That We Could End Up Having a Major, Major Conflict With North Korea'

President Trump, in an interview with Reuters, also said while he would “love to solve things diplomatically … it’s very difficult.”


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Leadership and Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Once you allow your standards to shift in the wrong direction, you’ve lost.

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Courage, Integrity and Accountability at the CIA

A former agency director reflects on the traits required of senior leaders in government for success in today’s world.

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks at a news conference about the Zika virus last summer in Orlando, Fla.

Bush-Era Surgeon General Critiques Trump’s Firing of Successor

Richard Carmona says the office has become politicized.

People Are Calling In to a New 'Criminal Alien' Hotline With Reports of Extraterrestrials

On Wednesday, the administration launched a new office to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” Some rang in with reports of UFOs.

Will Democrats Shut Down the Government Over Obamacare?

The Affordable Care Act was behind the last lapse in federal funding in 2013, and Democrats threaten revenge if Republicans try to jam through their repeal bill before a spending agreement is reached.

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Drinking Four Cups of Coffee Is Probably Safe

The most comprehensive review of evidence on health consequences of caffeine use has just been published.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying leaders and advisers from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East, Resolute Support Mission, and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan travels to the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center in 2015.

The Death of Two U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

They were killed in an operation targeting ISIS militants in Nangarhar province, where the U.S. this month dropped the “mother of all bombs.”

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Are We Having Too Much Fun?

In 1985, Neil Postman observed an America imprisoned by its own need for amusement. He was, it turns out, extremely prescient.

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Leave Calculations

As your retirement date approaches, there are several considerations to keep in mind about usage of sick leave and annual leave.


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