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Connor Simpson

Defense

Obama Requests $500 Million for 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels

Any potential recipient would be properly vetted first, the administration promised.

Management

FBI Director: Don't Let Weed Stop You from Applying to the FBI

Increasingly outdated anti-marijuana policy is complicating the bureau's efforts to fight cyber crime.

Oversight

Obamacare Enrollment Results Will Come Down to the Wire

The latest numbers indicate the health care law could sign up 7 million people by the March deadline.

Management

Canada's Government Basically Never Closes for Snowstorms

Part of the reason is each department makes its own decision on a case-by-case basis.

Defense

New Deal Could Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan for 10 More Years

If signed by both countries, U.S. military operations in Afghanistan could continue until 2024.

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Tim Geithner Finally Moving to Wall Street

Former Treasury secretary hasn't worked in the private sector in more than 25 years.

Management

Navy Officials Accused of Taking Cash, Hookers and Lady Gaga Tickets

Gifts allegedly came in exchange for information that led to contractor overcharging.

Defense

FBI Releases Chilling Security Camera Footage of Navy Yard Shooter

Video is part of a full report on what the bureau knows about Aaron Alexis so far.

Defense

The Justice Department's AP Leaker Was an Ex-FBI Agent

Sachtleben will plead guilty to charges of unlawfully disclosing national defense information and face 43 months in prison.

Management

What It's Like to Work for a Background Check Contractor

Former USIS workers say they faced pressure to churn out clearances quickly.

Oversight

Hillary Clinton's Not in a Hurry to Run for President

Former secretary of State admits the Oval Office is on her mind.

Management

Report Says Budget Cuts Led to Security Lapses at Navy Yard

Convicted felons received unauthorized installation access, audit finds.

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Assad Presents His Defense Against the U.S.

Syrian president claims there is no evidence tying him to Aug. 21 chemical attacks.

Defense

The State Department Will Send Someone to North Korea to Rescue Kenneth Bae

Bob Kind, the special envy for North Korean human rights issues will make the trip on Friday.

Oversight

NSA Bugs United Nations With Enthusiasm, Documents Suggest

The agency also has bugs in 80 embassies and consulates around the world, Der Spiegel reports.

Defense

The Internet Made the Military Stop Selling Playboy

Magazines will be pulled because nobody is buying them, not because of the content.

Management

Jack Lew: No Debt Limit Fight This Fall

'Congress can't let us default,' Treasury secretary says.