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Why Zika Needs An Ounce of Prevention

Congress delayed the fight to fund the virus—a decision that comes at the cost of public health and potentially billions for the U.S. economy.

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The Voter-ID Fight in Missouri

After a decade of battles, Republicans hope to call a referendum to amend the state constitution to require photo identification to cast a ballot.

Do Women Make Braver Leaders Than Men?

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When it comes to leadership, women are bolder than men.

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Obama Issues New Regulation to Ease Federal Hiring of Former Criminals

Rule would require federal agencies to "ban the box."

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, shown speaking at an event in Detroit in January, says the department wants to support small businesses.

Small Businesses Win More Than 25% of Federal Contracts

Agencies exceeded contracting goals for the third consecutive year.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has said it would be virtually impossible to eliminate the tax gap altogether.

Uncollected Taxes Now Total $458 Billion, IRS Estimates

New “tax gap” figure is based on 2008-2010 tax data, and reflects improved methods.

The Supreme Court Expands FBI Hacking Powers

The justices signed off Thursday on a new procedural rule for warrants targeting computers.

Veterans Affairs IG Failed to Fully Investigate Allegations of Data Manipulation

Office of Special Counsel says VA watchdog didn’t thoroughly explore complaints of wrongdoing related to patient scheduling.

The American Bison is Officially Declared a National Icon

Congress approved a bill to make the American bison the national mammal just a century after the animal almost went extinct.

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The Perks—and Limits—of Having a Superstar Mentor

Knowing the right people certainly has benefits, but how long do they last?

North Korea Sentences an American to 10 Years in Prison

Kim Dong-chul of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested last October.

Play of the Day: More on the Cruz/Fiorina Ticket

They may not be leading the polls, but they're all over late-night TV.

The First Drone to Complete a Delivery In the U.S. Is Coming To The Smithsonian

Commemorating the "Kitty Hawk moment" of the drone industry.

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