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 blocking sidewalks as well as screening visitors as far as a block away.

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    At least they’re showing some fight

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    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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    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Anti-gerrymandering protesters traveled along the 3rd District to advocate for an independent board.

    A nearly flawless first week of fall

    A nearly flawless first week of fall

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    42 years after a fatal shooting,
    a killer is convicted — again

    42 years after a fatal shooting,<br>a killer is convicted — again

    James Bonnett’s 1972 trial was found unconstitutional, so his victim’s family returned to court to relive the crime.

    From Jewish to Sikh, Unity Walk helps the faithful step toward understanding

    From Jewish to Sikh, Unity Walk helps the faithful step toward understanding

    D.C. places of worship hosted open houses to encourage conversations about beliefs and religious diversity.

    Is this rock bottom for Virginia real estate? Office owners can only hope.

    Is this rock bottom for Virginia real estate? Office owners can only hope.

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    Heirs to Rockefeller oil empire plan
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    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

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    In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

    In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

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    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

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    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    But the event seemed to draw as many curious observers as it did dedicated demonstrators.

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    Sold! To the man who loves old guitars . . .

    Sold! To the man who loves old guitars . . .

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    Sports

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    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.

    Federal Government

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    FEDERAL DIARY | GAO finds that many contractors could obtain access to classified information but are not working.

    National

    Global marches draw attention to climate change

    Global marches draw attention to climate change

    Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth.

    Lifestyle

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

    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

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