House Approves Long Sought After Federal Hiring Reform

Bill would ease transition to full-time status for certain temporary employees.

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IRS Did Not Willfully Destroy or Hide Lerner Emails, Watchdog Finds

Commissioner is faulted for weak effort to turn over every stone.

Why Would an F-16 and a Cessna Be in the Same Part of the Sky?

A collision in South Carolina is a reminder that there’s only so much airspace to go around.


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Martin Dempsey gestures as Ashton Carter listens during testimony Tuesday.

Administration Pushes Its Islamic State Strategy on a Skeptical Congress

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

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The #1 Dysfunction Preventing Wise Investment in Employee Engagement

They’re checked out, but what are you doing about it?

Postal workers protest outside a Staples in New Hampshire in April 2014.

USPS Contracted Services to Staples Illegally, Board Says

Complaint comes from regional level and will move to administrative law judge.

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Watchdog: VA Didn’t Dawdle In Treating Vets With Legionnaires' Disease

Six veterans died and 16 others became ill from an outbreak in Pittsburgh in 2011 and 2012.

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Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed from Moscow in February.

Eric Holder: The 'Possibility Exists' That Edward Snowden Could Come Home

"I certainly think there could be a basis for a resolution that everybody could ultimately be satisfied with," the former attorney general said.

The White House is Making it Easier to Power Homes With Solar Energy

The administration’s new executive actions and private sector commitments are aimed at boosting solar power.

Sanders speaks at a campaign event in Vermont Monday.

Clinton's Campaign is Afraid of Bernie Sanders

As the Vermont senator gains momentum, the frontunner's team brings in Claire McCaskill.

Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets with western reporters in Hanoi on July 3.

Vietnam's Communist Party Leader to Meet With Obama in Washington

The White House sees Nguyen Phu Trong leader as a potential regional partner.

Obama: ‘Effective Partner’ on the Ground Can Help Push Back ISIS

The president said the American military will continue to bomb targets and train Iraqi forces.