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When Will Hillary Clinton Stake Out Her Policy Positions?

Whenever she wants to—for better or for worse.

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A Look Back at Chuck Hagel’s Tenure as Defense Secretary

Defense One

In the 21 months that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was on the job, he faced everything from the budget crisis in Washington to the rise of ISIS. By Kedar Pavgi

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Bug Accidentally Shut Down Military Open Source Software Portal

Nextgov

Problems with a backup system are preventing Pentagon from recovering Forge.mil.

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Feds Accuse Sony of Overhyping PlayStation Features

If you bought a PlayStation Vita, you could soon be getting a refund thanks to a federal settlement.

Nearly 1 Million Feds Will Soon Be Notified of Their Right to Join Shutdown Lawsuit

After initial ruling in their favor, shutdown-excepted employees continue lawsuit looking for bonus compensation.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Schumer: Government Management Failures Contributed to Democrats’ Midterm Losses

Obamacare and veterans’ health debacles hurt Americans’ faith in government, senator says.

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Smoke billows behind an Islamic State group sign during clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi security forces in Iraq.

FBI Accuses Two Young Minnesotans of Planning to Join Extremists in Syria

A 20-year-old Somali American is believed to have made it to Syria; his 18-year-old friend was stopped before he could leave the U.S.

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Federal Employees Really, Really Like Their Health Benefits

Survey shows near unanimous support for FEHBP.

VA Fires Another Senior Exec

Director of the Phoenix VA health care system had been on paid administrative leave since May, pending an investigation.

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Can Your Job Help Your Brain Age More Gracefully?

A new study looks at whether retired surgeons have better memory skills than retired painters.

Do you really want to know how many calories are in this meal?

Attention Dieters: FDA Ruling Will Require Calorie Counts at Restaurants

New requirements will make sure eateries "conspicuously" inform customers of nutrition information.

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Is Chocolate a Superior Memory Food?

Important ties between food and mental functioning keep emerging.

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