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Feds in New York slowly recover from attacks

Federal employees in New York City are slowly recovering their sense of security on the job after losing their offices and, in some cases, their co-workers, on Sept. 11.

Bush calls for expanded federal role at home, abroad

President Bush made a pitch for at least temporarily beefing up the size and scope of the federal government in his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling for an expanded federal role in winning the war against terrorism, protecting the United States and reviving the economy.

Aviation security agency faces budget, staffing challenges

Transportation Department Inspector General Kenneth Mead told a House panel Wednesday that the new Transportation Security Administration faces "tremendous budgetary challenges" in implementing baggage-screening technology and must hire 40,000 employees to provide air security.