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FEDERAL EYE | The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded$55.5 million in grants to help bolster a health-care workforce that is stretched thin and possibly due for more strain under the Affordable Care Act.
Because of a formula set in law, top federal contractors now can be paid almost $1 million annually.
GOP supports cuts to federal retiree benefits, while Democrats say the federal workforce has paid enough.
The Border Patrol union gets in front of changes to abused overtime system. Pay cut could result.
In the Loop
Obama bundlers, confronting fewer open ambassadorships, may need to find different slots.
Look out Bo and Sunny -- the secretary of state and his wife are adopting an adorable yellow lab.
Former Massachusetts Democrat Bill Delahunt heads a nonprofit that’s applying to open three medical-marijuana dispensaries.
The High Court
The justices have found fewer cases than usual worthy of a full briefing and oral argument.
COLUMN | Those who have won in lower courts count it as a win when the justices decline to hear their cases.
A panel last week looked at how the justices’ stubbornness goes beyond barring cameras in the courtroom.
Inspector general’s report notes the financial wrongdoings of some employees and contractors.
Figuring out how to keep a bomb out of Iran’s hands will mean accepting that it likely has weapons capability.
Retired U.S. officers visiting Israel were told of a possible agreement along the lines of the one later made.
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Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson shared his impressions of the iconic leader in a June column.
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An attorney’s First Amendment arguments hit a wall in a military-base dispute before the Supreme Court.
“Sometimes collaboration is important even when it adds work.“
The state will temporarily place some of its National Guard members in a federal status to handle enrollments.
Appeals of VA disability decisions have increased by 50 percent during the Obama administration.
Minnesota rabbi says he was unfairly dropped from Northwest’s rewards program just before airline merger.
The federal job-training program ran a $60 million deficit earlier this year after reportedly mismanaging its finances.
The high court refuses to review a New York court’s ruling to require collections even by out-of-state firms.
Federal budget cuts could go deeper, with more furloughs in 2014 than 2013, says think tank author.
The department uses outdated security controls and Internet connections not verified as trustworthy, according to an inspector general.
The U.S. says a man who is barred from military bases is not allowed even in a designated protest zone.
After a mail carrier’s slaying at night, the inspector general’s office for the Postal Service says it will investigate late mail delivery.
No data diets on Thanksgiving. Dig into some statistical treats from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Rates for health insurance will go up an average of 3.7 percent in 2014, but some workers could pay much more.
The money men and women all get prime jobs, right? Well, they all can’t . . .
The president nominated FDA official John Roth as inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security.
Lynh Bui and Lisa Rein
As police investigate fatal shooting of Pr. George’s postal worker, questions surface over deliveries in the dark.
Mr. Hathaway assembled a team that led to the arrest of Aldrich Ames, who sold secrets to the Soviets.
Demonstrators say unequal treatment violated their free speech rights.
The issue: If employers have religious objections, must they offer coverage required by the health-care law?
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