Rick Gates is The Fifth Person To Plead Guilty in Trump-Russia Probe

The move increases pressure on Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chair and Gates's mentor.

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EPA and National Archives Sued Over Scott Pruitt’s Record-Keeping Habits

Ethics groups argue Federal Records Act not being enforced.

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USCIS Deleted 'Nation of Immigrants' From Its Official Mission

The change in wording goes against a longstanding tradition for politicians from JFK to Trump himself.

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A geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey on​ an o​utcrop of Nanushuk Formation, Tuktu Bluff​, Alaska.

Watchdog Groups Create Guide to Help Feds Protect Themselves Against Political Misconduct

Extensive note taking can help federal scientists protect themselves and their work, experts say.

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How Agencies Can Improve Grant Management

Better information sharing and coordination should be top priorities.

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A Single Question Can Cut Useless Meetings From Your Schedule Forever

Before you send out that invite, ask yourself this first.

Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington Annette L. Hayes looks on at a news conference giving an update on the unsolved 2001 slaying of a federal prosecutor on Wednesday.

A Cryptic Addition to the Long-Standing Mystery Surrounding the Murder of a Federal Prosecutor

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein flew to Seattle for a press conference at which he announced little, but may have said a great deal.

The Ethics of Donald Trump Jr.'s India Adventure

The president’s son is selling luxury condos and making a foreign-policy speech.

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How to Tackle Unpleasant Tasks

There’s a simple mental shift you can make that almost guarantees a better result.