Tillerson Announces Minority Hiring Initiative at State

Each ambassadorial position would require at least one minority candidate to be considered.

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Trump and Obama Have One Surprising Thing in Common – The Words They Use

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Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.

Mayors Join With the Anti-Defamation League in Effort to Combat White Supremacy

Mayors say Charlottesville was a “clarion call to create stronger cultures of kindness and compassion in all of our communities.”


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People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2015.

How to Enjoy the Eclipse Without Frying Your Eyes

Some tips from NASA and other federal agencies to help you make the most of the rare solar event.

Watchdog Doesn't Know How White House Determines Who Gets Ethics Waivers

Waivers allow staff to weigh in on issues they worked on for former employers and clients.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor, 541st Sapper Co., 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, provides security while his team bounds forward, at Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan in 2011.

What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

"It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be."

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., requested information on how congressional staffers got permission to use a small business exchange.

Senator Reignites Discussion of Obamacare Exemption for Congress

Letter requests information on OPM rule allowing lawmakers and staff to buy insurance on small business exchange and receive an employer contribution.

Bannon's Exit Leaves Trump Untethered

As the president cuts ties with establishment staffers, and forces out his populist firebrand, what’s left of Trumpism other than white identity politics?

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Managing Your Career in the Trump Era

Do you feel like you are making a difference or are you just trying to survive?

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Trump Has His 20th 'Worst Week' Out of 30 in Office

For journalists, the sky is falling as the president’s performance goes from bad to worse.

Cedar Mesa Valley of the Gods is a set of stone formations, part of the much larger Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

What Kind of Monuments Does President Trump Value?

He’s spoken in support of Confederate statues while threatening to undo as many as 40 conservation parks.

Play of the Day: The President Loves Beautiful Confederate Statues

Donald Trump tweeted more of his thoughts on Confederate monuments.