While Vernon Parker settles into his new role at the Agriculture Department, employee advocates are waiting to see how the new assistant secretary for civil rights will eradicate what they see as pervasive ethnic and gender discrimination at the department.
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The Transportation Security Administration is reconsidering its recent decision to arm U.S. commercial airline pilots with German-made Heckler & Koch handguns, only a few days after House Small Business Chairman Donald Manzullo, R-Ill., inquired about the agency's method of choosing a supplier, according to congressional and gun industry sources.
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On the scale of the mammoth $369 billion Defense spending bill, a $3 million earmark to develop a lifesaving fabric for wounded soldiers is a pittance. But it symbolizes the hope of saving a textile mill in Lawrence, Mass.