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Government News

First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90K military vets

Michelle Obama: Tech industry commits to train, hire 90K military vets, spouses over 5 years

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:47pm EDT

House panel OKs stepped up shipments of weapons to Jordan

House committee OKs stepped up shipments of weapons to Jordan

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:40pm EDT

Kerry urges Russia to remove forces from Ukraine

Kerry urges Russia to remove forces from Ukraine and press rebels into abiding by ceasefire

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:24pm EDT

Official: Hostages and US citizens killed in drone strikes

US official: counterterror operations that killed 2 hostages, 2 US citizens were drone strikes

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:24pm EDT

Security officials face questions about gyrocopter stunt

Lawmakers: How did security officials decide Capitol-bound gyrocopter wasn't a threat?

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:00pm EDT

Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown in police shooting in St. Louis suburb

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 02:52pm EDT

US intends to pay families of hostages killed by drone

White House says families of US, Italian hostages killed by drone strike will be compensated

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 02:40pm EDT

Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules

Committee chairman says he's prepared to fight tribal recognition rules nearing finish line

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 02:07pm EDT

Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

Senate unanimously passes human trafficking bill, setting up vote on attorney general

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 11:30am EDT

Minnesota mother shocked that 2 sons face terror charges

In Minnesota, authorities say recruiting for militants happened 'brother-to-brother'

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 11:26am EDT

Senate leaders propose extending NSA phone records storage

As lawmakers debate Patriot Act renewal, Senate Republicans propose preserving the status quo

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 09:20am EDT

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

US ag secretary to announce voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from farms, ranches, forests

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 08:35am EDT

Ex-Norfolk postal worker pleads guilty to dumping mail

Former Norfolk postal worker pleads guilty to dumping hundreds of piece of mail

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 07:50am EDT

Carter concerned Iran ships may carry arms for Yemen rebels

Carter concerned Iran ships may carry advanced arms to Yemen rebels; carrier gives US options

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:50am EDT

Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics

Senators sponsor bill requiring review of ingredients used in cosmetics, personal-care items

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:30am EDT

Rand Paul on NSA: 'Our Founding Fathers would be mortified'

Sen. Rand Paul says 'Founding Fathers would be mortified' by NSA surveillance programs

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:18am EDT

Spending for 2016 federal budget sparks lawmakers' quarrel

Spending levels and policy provisions tied to 2016 budget spark quarrel on House committee

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:18am EDT

Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

Privacy advocates urge more transparency about how government keeps an eye on people

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:28am EDT

Obama trade agenda wins Senate round, but House fights loom

Senate panel backs trade "fast track" for Obama, but House Democratic leaders want changes

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:22am EDT

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot flew 30 miles in restricted space

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot flew 30 miles in restricted airspace, 'lucky to be alive'

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:10am EDT
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