Top-level exodus at DHS hinders security mission

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

    White House security might spill into surrounding streets

    After an embarrassing breach, new Secret Service proposals include screening visitors as far as a block away.

    Valerie Rockefeller Wayne with her father, Sen. Jay Rockefeller. (AP file)

    Heirs to Rockefeller oil empire plan
    to sever financial ties to fossil fuels

    “There is a moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet,” said Valerie Rockefeller Wayne, a great-great-granddaughter of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller Sr.

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      Way back. Up close. (Depiction of 1829 reception)

      White House intruders: Why not lock the doors?

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      Turkey locks down border as
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      Turkey locks down border as <br>Syrian refugees flee Islamic State

      More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have poured across the Turkish border as the militants advance.

      In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

      In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

      Some GOP candidates are embracing Democratic priorities to win over skeptical voters.

      In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

      In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

      Even in the Lone Star State, there might not be enough room for four potential presidential candidates.

      Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This
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      Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This <br>is every parent’s worst nightmare’

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      At least they’re showing some fight

      At least they’re showing some fight

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      Why Reddit can’t stop the leaking
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      New iPhone 6s are being sold for insane amounts of money in China

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      Rental car company’s ‘administrative fees’ prompt class-action lawsuit

      Rental car company’s ‘administrative fees’ prompt class-action lawsuit

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      Did Michelle Nunn help fund terrorists?

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      Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show ‘gerrymandering’ in Md.

      Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show ‘gerrymandering’ in Md.

      They say there’s no logic to the 3rd Congressional District and advocated for an independent board.

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      Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

      The Nationals trimmed their magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL playoffs to four.

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      My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

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      Arts

      Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

      Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

      An unusual gathering at Georgetown U. brings Syrian refugees to their audience by Skype.

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