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Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

USGS' logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay.

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Police Allegedly Vet Dates Using Law Enforcement Database

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While working at an investigations bureau in California, cops visited dating websites Tinder, eHarmony and Match.com.

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Thousands of Weather Satellite Bugs Won’t Be Fixed For Years

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IG slams Raytheon and NOAA for failing to fix security holes on ground control system.

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ISIL Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

ISIL also asked for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a neuroscientist who in 2010 was convicted of trying to kill U.S. officials.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Issa Attacks Labor Department's Elevator Posters, PR Contests

'Wasteful' practices included hiring Nationals mascot, publishing employee magazine.

John Boehner's Greatest Acts as a Wind-Up Monkey

The Speaker of the House says he is little more than a toy monkey operated by his staff.

COLA Boost is Hovering Around 1.8 Percent Now

The exact cost-of-living adjustment for 2015 won’t be known until October when all the numbers are in.

President Obama announced new mental health initiatives during the American Legion national convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 26, 2014.

How Obama Plans to Fix Veterans’ Mental Health Care

The White House boasts progress on improving services, but Republicans aren’t impressed.

Ex-Pentagon Management Chief Isn't Worried By Spate of Staff Departures

DeLoitte’s Beth McGrath says old office is in good hands, Defense agencies will find audit "illuminating."

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The Complete Guide to Swearing at Work

The occasional profanity can be an effective way to manage frustration and diffuse tension.

Scientists Go Beyond Science to Explain Their Climate Terror

New site hosts handwritten letters from scientists expressing their fears about climate change.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced the legislation.

It Could Get a Lot Harder for Social Security to Close Field Offices

Senator introduces bill that would require a public comment period on planned closures and a report to Congress.

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