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Tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana in 2017.

The Strange Case of American Diplomats in Cuba: As the Mystery Deepens, So Do Divisions in Washington

Trump officials insist the Americans were attacked, even as the evidence fails to materialize. “The Cuba thing is one of the few unsolved mysteries we’ve got,” an official said.

Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert in October announced steps she is taking to boost recruitment and retention. Weichert's memo this week encouraged agencies to continue implementing the administration's workforce priorities.

OPM to Agencies: ‘Be Mindful’ of Policies in Trump’s Workforce Orders Despite Court Ruling

Memo to agency leaders acknowledges injunction on key portions of three workforce orders, but encourages agencies to pursue the administration’s priorities through collective bargaining negotiations.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie attends a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in August.

VA Secretary Expects Budget Increase Despite Trump’s Order to Slash Spending

Wilkie says he has brought an end to "turmoil" at the department.

VA to Eliminate Official Time for All Medical Positions

Department cites need for more patient care, but those on official time account for less than 1 percent of the VA workforce.

The Staggering Numbers Behind the Security Clearance Backlog

There’s progress, but the fact remains that the number of investigations sitting before the National Background Investigations Bureau is overwhelming.

The Border Patrol’s Last Hiring Surge Invited a Rise In Corruption. Now It’s Hiring Again

It's just one reason why rushing to add 5,500 new agents will increase corruption within the ranks.

Trump named Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after asking Jeff Sessions to resign.

Here's Why Some Are Questioning the Constitutionality of Trump's New Acting AG

Current law allows the appointment, but at least one Supreme Court justice appears to question its validity.

Ground views of different Border Wall Prototypes as they take shape during the Wall Prototype Construction Project near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry are shown in 2017.

Over 170 Environmental Groups Say Trump’s Border Wall Will Destroy Fragile Ecosystems

Building the wall would destroy existing flora and fauna and disrupt wildlife, say more than 170 environmental groups