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Under Pressure, Chemical Safety Head Resigns

Rafael Moure-Eraso leaves Chemical Safety Board after accusations of mismanagement.

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Human Trust Overpowered High-Tech Security in German Air Plane Crash

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Experts say the downing of Germanwings flight 9525 seems like the classic case of the insider threat -- which belies easy tech fixes.

Portland’s Pressing Civic Issues Are Bigger Than the Design of Airport Carpet

Among other issues in the City of Roses: An upcoming vote on Uber’s reintroduction and ‘Ban the Box’ discussions.

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Law Enforcement Agency Supervisors Turned Blind Eye to 'Loud Parties With Prostitutes'

Justice IG finds problems reporting allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment at several agencies.

An artist's rendering of the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access system.

What is Coming From DARPA in the Next Few Years

The research agency is making underwater robots that can sleep for years and other robots that can fix satellites in space.

A Defense Department medical support team augmentation class trains on Ebola response in 2014 in Texas.

We’re Closer Than Ever to an Ebola Vaccine

An international team led by National Institutes of Health’s researcher Andrea Marzi and University of Wisconsin’s Peter Halfmann has developed a whole virus vaccine.

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., said: "Rather than improving the quality of VA health care, bonus money has fueled corruption by incentivizing the sort of misconduct which led to the ongoing ‘secret waiting list’ scandal."

Lawmaker Wants to Ban All VA Bonuses Until Troubled Construction Project is Finished

Colorado Republican introduces bill tying employee bonuses to the completion of the new Aurora VA hospital.

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Five of Government's Top Social Media Accounts

Some agencies offer models for building a trusted brand online.

Republican Sen. John McCain accuses the service of shifting people around, rather than cutting overall jobs.

John McCain Tells the Air Force to Fire More Civilians

Air Force defends its headquarters reduction efforts.

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Ways and Means Readies a Batch of Bills Targeting IRS

Exempt Organizations employees showing political bias could be fired.

Children, parents, and employees of the Child Development Center East march around the parking lot during a parade in honor of Flag Day on Hurlburt Field in 2013.

The United States Military Gets Childcare Right

The Pentagon helps care for servicemembers' children.

 Senate Finance Committee members, from left, Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ask Jacob Lew questions during a February hearing.

There's an IRS Investigation That's Bipartisan and Leak-Free

The Finance Committee's probe of how the tax agency handled conservative groups has stayed below the radar, and that's by design.

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