Thanksgiving Comes During a National Debate Over Syrian Refugees

Last November, politicians sparred over Obama’s executive action on immigration. This year, it’s the Syrian refugee debate that’s tapping into concerns about American identity.

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L.A.'s Plan to Send Letters to Those Who Drive Through Prostitution Zones

Also in our Thanksgiving news roundup: Nebraska is ready for California’s thirsty ‘wolves,’ and Huntsville prepares to dominate Alabama.

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Brain Connections Predict How Well You Can Pay Attention

Excellence in Government

Understanding why the mind wanders.

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How to Get More Dads to Take Paternity Leave: Pay Them

There are many research-backed reasons for parents to take leave.

Retirement Planning Don't be like this guy when it comes to choosing a health plan.

Recoup Some Savings During Open Season

You may even be able to offset your spending on holiday shopping.

An employee of Doctors Without Borders stands inside the charred remains of their hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Kunduz Investigation Blames Aircrew, SOF Commander, Computers

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan detailed a stunning list of “tragic but avoidable” human and technology failures that doomed the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital.

Excellence in Government

Jane’s World: The Daunting Role of a Middle Manager

Efficiency, engagement and innovation start in the middle.

Obama spoke at the White House Wednesday.

Obama's Speech Before Thanksgiving: There is No 'Specific, Credible Threat' to the Homeland

The president attempted to reassure a panicked populace in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Disabled Veteran Leave Law Only Applies to New Title 5 Feds

OPM reminds agencies that certain wounded warriors hired on, or after Nov. 5, 2016, are eligible for 104 hours of up-front sick leave.

The Obama administration wants students to know how their colleges rate.

How a Digital Swat Team Drove Home Obama’s College Scorecard

The administration brought in techies after three years of controversy.

The Kasich Campaign Releases Trump Attack Ads

The Republican frontrunner has surged in the polls by taking a tough stance on immigration—and if critics want to stop him, that’s what they need to attack.

On Politics

The President Again Tries to Right the Ship

Still searching for the proper tone in the wake of the Paris attacks, Obama held his third press conference in eight days.

A History of Sternly Written State Department Travel Warnings

As anti-terrorism operations heat up in Europe, U.S. officials issued a rare worldwide alert for Americans traveling abroad.