The warning of staff cuts at the Office of Personnel Management is the administration’s most dramatic move yet in an escalating fight over the fate of the agency that manages the civilian federal workforce of 2.1 million.
The president has urged the Federal Reserve to cut rates for months.
An investigator called for greater scrutiny of the Saudi crown prince and other officials in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The investigation was launched after complaints that the video site failed to protect children.
“Gravity sucks. It’s horrible.”
— Sandy Magnus, flew three NASA shuttle flights between 2002 and 2011
“It’s really hard not to play with your food.”
— Jim Voss, who holds the world record with Susan Helms for the longest spacewalk, at 8 hours and 56 minutes
“You feel that you’re close to the creator.”
— Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, first Malaysian astronaut; flew to the International Space Station in 2007
“It was just a totally different moon than I had grown up with.”
— Michael Collins, NASA command module pilot for Apollo 11 in 1969
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The Post asked 50 astronauts to describe the marvelous and the mundane of living beyond Earth’s bounds.
The new carbon reduction target requires less than half of what experts say is needed to avert catastrophic warming.
Hope Hicks is testifying behind closed doors with the House Judiciary Committee.
The New Jersey Democrat called on the country to engage in an active discussion about slavery and its implications on injustices rampant in the United States to this day.
A U.S. Navy commander said that debris and a magnet left behind on the ship bore “a striking resemblance” to limpet mines advertised by Iranian forces.
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Laffer, a former top adviser to President Ronald Reagan and the father of supply-side economics, will receive the honor in a ceremony today.
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Harassment and being rated on looks have long been a part of high school. But some teens are walking out in protest, confronting classmates and posting fliers to try to change the dynamic.
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Patrick Shanahan said he regretted explaining his son’s 2011 assault on his ex-wife with a baseball bat as an act of self-defense.
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