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Annals of the Security State, Presidential-Vacations Edition

Protecting modern presidents is a legitimate and crucial goal. Here is some of what it ends up meaning in practice.

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American Aid Worker Contracts Ebola

An American doctor contracted the virus in Liberia.

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Homeland Security Spent Millions on Vehicles It Rarely Used

The department lacks a central tracking system, which makes it difficult to enforce governmentwide policies.

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Want to Thrive? 5 Lessons From Zeke About How to Live Well

Another perspective on how to live in the moment and when to move on.

Halliburton to Pay $1 Billion for BP Oil Spill

The majority of the settlement will go to local residents and businesses who were seeking damages from the multi-billion dollar behemoth.

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Next CTO Reportedly Waiting for Security Clearance

Google exec Megan Smith said to be the White House’s top choice.

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Risk Management: Creating Organizational Self-Defense

How to head off problems before they become a full-blown agency scandal.

Is this the White House's farm team?

The White House’s Roster is Starting to Resemble Google’s List of Former Employees

Obama administration is looking to another pool of private-sector talent to boost the staff.

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To Be More Productive at Work, Put a Plant on Your Desk

The greening of offices that had previously been “lean” was associated with a 15% increase in productivity.

Buckets of Ice Water Brought in More ALS Funding in 30 Days Than the Government Did in a Year

Donors around the world gave more than $100 million in the past month through the Ice Bucket Challenge.

National Guard Turns to Food Banks Because Rick Perry Hasn't Paid Them

The National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered to the U.S. Mexico border last month are using food and gas aid from a local food bank because they haven't been paid in weeks.

The Federal Agencies Most Often Accused of Discrimination

The Labor Department was at the top of the list for Cabinet-level agencies.

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