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U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.
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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The former head of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, pleaded guilty Friday to bribery and fraud.
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Two key bits of partisan data have been highlighted this week. First, from the liberally inclined Vox.com : "moderates are largely a statistical myth."
13 hrs ago | The Washington Post
SES members might not have known there was a question about the ability of their workforce to continue, but that's an inference that can be drawn by the title of the hearing : "The Viability of the Senior Executive Service."
President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.
Federal agencies dealing with immigration will run out of money by mid-September if Congress fails to grant President Obama's $3.7 billion spending request to stem the flow of children crossing the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Thursday.
The polarization of American politics now extends to the issue of whether interest rates should be determined by mathematical formulas.
The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman outside the U.S. Capitol last fall.
Religious rights versus women's rights. That's about as fundamental a clash as you can get in U.S. politics.
Democrats are rallying around "shutdown" as a new favorite buzzword as the Highway Trust Fund faces a $10 billion shortfall, and the annual bills funding government agencies have stalled.
President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if they want to solve the problem.
Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen.
Cuellar joined other Democrats saying Obama needs to see the crisis at the border firsthand.
A federal appeals court says $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.
Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with federal laws and key policies designed to combat sexual assault, according to a new report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.
The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts.
By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 07:57 pm
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