Obama Calls for Zika Funding—Again

The president urged lawmakers to pass vital legislation to combat the virus on Friday before Congress recesses for the summer.

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The Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes

Between 64 and 116 civilians and more than 2,000 militants have been killed outside war zones, the White House said.

Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Created a 'Flyway' to Save the Monarch Butterfly, and It's Working

These vital pollinators winter in Mexico and California, then head north as far as Canada.


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Hillary Clinton embraces Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., at a campaign event in April. Cummings chairs the party's platform committee.

Unions Push Democrats to Embrace Federal Employees’ Priorities in Party Platform

At least some proposals have received a warm reception from committee members.

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Are Agencies Up to the Task of Managing Electronic Records?

New findings show no lack of vision, but a shortage of corresponding skill sets.

TSP Struggles in June

The international fund took the biggest hit, but four of the TSP’s offerings made modest gains.

President Obama signed the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Obama Signs FOIA Reform and Announces New Transparency Steps

Lawmakers from both parties welcome reforms some doubted would ever happen.

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Your Meetings Should Include Less Talk

Facilitating silence can be a powerful tool for bringing out the best thinking from those around you.

Obama speaks at Oklahoma's El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in 2015.

The White House Has a New Data-Driven Criminal-Justice Project

This is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at reform.

Air Force Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With China

For the first time, key officers lay out how they’d deploy the stealth F-35 and F-22 in an all-out war with China.

Loretta Lynch Says She Won’t Intervene to Save Hillary Clinton

The attorney general reportedly plans to announce that she will accept the recommendations of federal prosecutors investigating the former secretary of state and her use of a private email server.

First atomic bomb explosion at Bikini in the Marshall Islands 1 July 1946.

Bikini Islanders Still Deal With Fallout of U.S. Nuclear Tests, 70 Years Later

In the summer of 1946, the U.S. government detonated the first of many atomic bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Seventy years of radiation exposure later, residents are still fighting for justice, and a government compensation program is broke.


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