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Here's How JSOC Became a Manhunting Machine

A brief history of special operations, from Panama to the war on terror.

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Katrina, 10 Years Later: Facing Our Future Intertwined Natural and Manmade Disasters

What have states and localities learned about mass disruption emergencies and adapting to risk in the decade since the crisis in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast?

Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.3 Percent Raise in 2016

Proposal would lift locality pay for first time in six years.

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NOAA Maps The Raging Future of American Wildfires

The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

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The Secret Suffering of the Middle Manager

All of the downsides of being a subordinate, combined with all of the downsides of having to tell people to do things they don't want to do.

FEMA Director Michael Brown, left, discusses preparation efforts for Hurricane Frances Sept. 1, 2004, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami with NHC director Max Mayfield.

Ex-FEMA Chief Makes No Apologies for Katrina Performance

In extended interview, Michael Brown goes after news media, DHS, state and local indecisiveness.

Buzz Aldrin speaks on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014.

Buzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars

He says he has a "master plan" to colonize the planet by 2039.

Mailman Randy Ramie delivers mail Feb. 23, 2006, in New Orleans.

How the Postal Service Managed a Remarkable Response During Katrina

Employees got work, mail was delivered and normalcy, eventually, was restored.

Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Surveillance Program

The bulk-collection program was reined in earlier this summer when Congress passed the USA Freedom Act.

Note to Feds: Don’t Let Family Members Store Porn on Your Work Computer

Senior Commerce official had seven government computers at home.

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NASA’s 20-Year-Old Astronaut Hiring Procedures Still Work Today

Putting several extremely talented, smart and confident people into space together requires the ultimate in teamwork, physical and mental toughness, and psychological agility.

Obama Embarks on Alaska Trip to Talk Climate, Glaciers

Warren G. Harding had a different kind of trip north, and didn’t live to tell the tale.

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