Cheating website subscribers: White House and Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections...
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Dow drops 358 points after China fears spur global sell-off

...30, or 2.2 percent, to $1,153.20 an ounce, the metal's best day since April. Demand for ultra-safe U.S. government bonds rose, pulling down the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to 2.07 percent from 2.13 late Wednesday...
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Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

...invested those surpluses in special U.S. Treasury bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.They are now valued at $2.8 trillion.But as Social Security was generating surpluses, the rest of the federal...
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US returns $15 million Picasso painting stolen from France

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Thursday formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a Paris museum more than...
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My Turn: Decision time looms for Gov. Walker

...Lower 48.If Walker opts not to challenge the court decision, more than 200 tribes in Alaska could petition the U.S. government to have their lands brought into federal trust status. No one knows how much land would be set aside in trust...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

...if someone were to hack their car, it'd be against the law," he said.The issue also drew attention from the U.S. government's road safety agency Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation to check...
Empire Editorial: King Cove's road is an imperfect but necessary solution

...Unfortunately, there's no road between King Cove and the runway at Cold Bay.It's time for a road to be built, but the U.S. government is standing in the way, and the cost of its implacability may be someone's life.Between King Cove and Cold Bay...
US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

DES MOINES - The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
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Documents: US agents knew of escape plots in 2014

...Mexico's attorney general the day after the escape was discovered. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. government has offered its full support to Mexico. He pointed out that Guzman has also been charged with serious crimes in...
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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

ANCHORAGE - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said."The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address...


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