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The DHS Proposal to Shorten Security Lines Asks Airlines to Give Up Over $1 Billion

May 19, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security has asked airlines to waive checked baggage fees as a temporary solution to alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints. That’s a billion dollar ask. US airlines collected $3.8 billion in bag fees in 2015, according to the Department of Transportation, with over a $1...

The TSA's Airport Security Line Problem, In a Single Chart

May 18, 2016 The limits of America’s aviation security apparatus are quickly being exposed as the country’s peak travel season begins. Lines at Transportation Safety Administration checkpoints have been reported to take hours, while in prior years it took mere minutes to pass through security. The reasons for the seemingly endless lines in...

Trump May Be the Military’s Least-Liked GOP Presidential Candidate in a Long Time

May 11, 2016 Active-duty career military personnel would vastly prefer Donald Trump as president over Hillary Clinton. To even a casual observer of US politics that should be unsurprising; the military has for years preferred candidates from the political right. A new survey conducted by Military Times find that 54% would vote for...

Trump May Be the US Military’s Least-Liked GOP Presidential Candidate In Over a Decade

May 10, 2016 US active-duty career military personnel would vastly prefer Donald Trump as president over Hillary Clinton. To even a casual observer of US politics that should be unsurprising; the military has for years preferred candidates from the political right. A new survey conducted by Military Times find that 54% would vote...

TSA Airport Security Lines Are Getting Longer, Causing Passengers to Miss Flights

April 12, 2016 The peak summer travel season in the US is months away, but the lines at airport security already are getting unbearable. The Chicago Tribune reports that 1,000 American Airlines passengers missed flights at O’Hare International Airport in March because of long security lines: Since it started monitoring TSA wait times...

Relax, Your Driver’s License Will Still Be Accepted at Airport Security

December 28, 2015 On Dec. 22, the Department of Homeland Security alerted state officials in Illinois and Missouri that their exemptions to a federal identification standard will end. In practice, this means that driver’s licenses from those states wont be valid to pass through security at various federally operated or regulated facilities—such as...

What We Know About the Hack of the CIA Director’s Private Email

October 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A hacker claims to have accessed the personal email account of John Brennan, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In a Twitter post that is no longer available, the hacker posted an image of what appears to be a spreadsheet containing the personal information of a number of government...

The FBI and Secret Service are Investigating Reports That The CIA Director's Email Was Hacked

October 20, 2015 The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating a report that a hacker broke into the personal email accounts of CIA director John Brennan and secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, CNN reports. The alleged hacker—a teenager interviewed by The New York Post over the weekend—tweeted on Monday, Oct. 19...

Don’t Hate Mondays — They’re the Best Day to Apply For a Job

September 28, 2015 The next time you find yourself with “a case of the Mondays” act fast and apply for a job—it’s the best odds you’ll get all week. In the US at least, 30% of Monday job applicants make it to the next stage in the hiring process, according to Bright.com. The...

NASA’s First Image of The Whole Earth Since 1972 is Breathtaking

July 21, 2015 If you think you’ve seen a new photograph of the full Earth taken by NASA in the last few decades, you’ve been tricked. It hasn’t taken a full Earth snapshot in 43 years—until now. Today (July 20) NASA released an image from the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), marking the...

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