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Slashing IRS Budget Carries a Heavy Price

Cutting the agency's funding will result in a serious drop in revenue due to fewer audits and less oversight—which will worsen our federal budget deficits.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

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Ecotherapy can help mental and physical health.

Immigration Hawk Won't Lead the Senate Budget Committee

The panel's current top Republican will step aside in January to make way for a more mild-mannered leader.

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5 Tips to Boost Your Employee Survey Ranking

Government isn’t just doomed to have low morale, so fix it.

Afghan girls gather to hear a speech by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who has pledged to improve representation of women in Afghanistan's government.

It's Hard to Tell Whether U.S. Spending to Elevate Women in Afghanistan Is Working

Defense, State and USAID are unable to link their efforts to gains by women, watchdog finds.

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How the Fight Against Ebola Shaped 2014

Anthony Fauci and other experts weigh in on what to take away from the devastation of the disease.

Jeb Bush's Presidential Hopes Are Bad News for Hillary

The former Florida governor may or may not be a strong candidate, but his presence brings out the Democratic frontrunner's biggest weaknesses.

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The Complete Guide to Sitting at Your Desk

Desk work can take a toll on your body, and it’s the sitting still that causes the problem.

OPM Changes Snow Day Leave Policy

Feds scheduled to be on vacation or sick leave when Washington-area offices close because of an emergency now won’t get an automatic excused absence.

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You Really Can Work Longer Hours Without Killing Your Productivity

But anything over a 49-hour week, really doesn't improve employee output.

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The Spirited and Strange Lawmakers Leaving Congress Soon

The Capitol will lose some of its most memorable characters, from the longest-serving representative in history to a conservative firebrand who used her brief service to become a household name.

Obama Speaks on Changes to 'Rigid' Cuba Policy

The president delivered remarks on Wednesday following news the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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