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Boeing found to have overcharged Army for helicopter parts

Inspector general cites $13 million in excess billing, including $1,700 for an $8 plastic roller, in a report obtained by watchdog group.

Special ops nominee defends night raids in Afghan war

Most of the missions are not violent, says McRaven, who commanded the operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

'Mystery shoppers' to help administration assess primary care physicians

Program will gauge doctors' availability and whether they prefer patients with private insurance.

U.S. to begin 'thinning out' its Afghan forces

Initial changes will generally involve shifting troops around within the country, not taking them out entirely.

White House debt deal meeting 'good' and 'constructive,' spokesman says

"Everyone in the room believes that a significant deal remains possible," Obama said, after meeting with Biden, Reid.

Economic benefits of regulations outweigh costs, OMB says

First governmentwide analysis since Obama-ordered regulatory review stresses job creation and data-based decision-making.

Debt-ceiling talks move toward the end game

Republicans left Biden panel Thursday, calling for President Obama to get more involved in negotiations.

New bill would improve Peace Corps volunteer safety

Legislation would extend federal whistleblower protections to volunteers and institute measures to handle and prevent rape and assault.

Americans least confident in Congress, most confident in military, survey finds

Military's 78 percent rating is 11 points higher than the institution’s historical average.

Republicans pull out of debt talks

GOP negotiators say impasse over taxes must be resolved at a higher level.