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Government News

Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

Nuclear regulators say land, water rights needed for Nevada radioactive waste repository site

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 08:26pm EST

US announces protections for transgender workers

Justice Department announces protections for transgender workers who allege discrimination

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:50pm EST

Obama taps CIA No. 2 Haines for White House job

Obama taps CIA No. 2 Avril Haines for key White House national security job

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:20pm EST

Delaware officials celebrate national park

Officials celebrate federal approval of national park for Delaware, last state to get 1

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:10pm EST

Obama raises concerns over crackdown with el-Sissi

Obama raises concerns over Egyptian crackdowns on dissent in call with el-Sissi

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 06:49pm EST

Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law

Obama signs Russia sanctions bill but won't impose new penalties outlined in legislation

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 06:48pm EST

Report: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 05:50pm EST

Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs

US used untrained contractors for secret 'Cuban Twitter' and other programs to stir dissent

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 05:42pm EST

Obama signs bill to sanction Venezuelan officials

Obama signs bill to sanction Venezuelan officials for crackdown on anti-government protesters

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 05:20pm EST

AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking, federal investigators say

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:58pm EST

Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

Key elements of Obama's decision to shift US policy, normalize relations with Cuba

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:44pm EST

New ties with Cuba won't change immigration rules

Homeland Security: Renewed diplomatic ties with Cuba won't change immigration rules just yet

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:28pm EST

US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

State Department delays release of history on American policy in Iran at time of 1953 coup

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 03:20pm EST

AP Analysis: US was at odds with world over Cuba policy

AP Analysis: US policy aimed at isolated Cuba put Washington at odds with rest of world

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:38pm EST

White House: 'Sophisticated actor' hacked Sony

White House: Sony hack done by 'sophisticated actor,' declines to say North Korea responsible

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:30pm EST

Executions, new death sentences continue to fall

Report: New death sentences at 40-year-low, fewest executions since 1994

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 01:00pm EST

Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

Former President Carter praises Obama for 'courageous' shift in US-Cuba policy

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 12:48pm EST

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Among 2014's notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 12:43pm EST

How revived ties with Cuba came to be

Cuba initiative unfolded in 18 months of secret talks with assists from pope, Canada

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 12:38pm EST

Treasury sanctions mother-in-law of Mexican drug lord

Treasury sanctions mother-in-law of Mexican drug lord for her role in concealing drug assets

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 12:10pm EST
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