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House Clears Bill Making it Easier to Fire VA Execs

Overhaul legislation would cut off terminated employees’ pay immediately, but allow them seven days for an MSPB appeal.

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As Feds Debate, New Mexico Town Grapples With Border Crisis

Wave of immigrant children costs local officials more stress than cash.

Obama Asks the GOP to 'Stop Hating All the Time'

The president says that “we could do so much more if Congress would come on and help out a little bit."

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The Surgeon General Seriously Wants You to Stop Tanning

Report condemns both outdoor and indoor tanning.

The 'Dangerous, Scary Trend' in Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: Criminal Probes

Grassley aide says Congress could strengthen protections against agency misuse of such investigations.

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Making Good Mistakes

When you fail (and you will), do it for the right reasons.

Bill Clinton is the most recent president to be impeached.

21 Emails From the Democratic Party About Impeachment

President Obama's supporters are using fringe threats as a potent fundraising tool. Here's what it looks like.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Some New Feds Could Soon Get Bonus Sick Leave

Lawmakers want to give certain new hires up-front time off for medical appointments.

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Who Wins in the Name Game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., says the new tally is “unacceptable.”

Lawmaker: VA Alone Is Sitting on $2B in Underused Property

House Oversight panel decries 7,000 in unneeded federal assets worth $350 billion.

Jimmy Rose was a contestant on the eighth season of America's Got Talent.

Mitch McConnell's Musical Attack on EPA

The Senate minority leader recruited a reality-TV singer to fight the climate rules.

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Ditch the Memo for a Dashboard: How to Show Your Program's Progress

Tell your story with infographics that link metrics and chief indicators.

Ebola broke out in Guinea in March, and has now spread across borders to Sierra Leone and other countries in West Africa.

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads in West Africa, U.S. Scientists Look for Cure

Just over a dozen American laboratories can experiment with the deadly virus, and one in Texas reports some promise in animal studies.

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