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The House last week approved the first federally funded paid family medical leave program, but with almost no Republican support. Now its fate in the Senate is uncertain.

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While the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund has been in debt since 1979, its financial situation is increasingly bleak. The trust fund’s penury is exacerbated this year’s 55 percent decrease in the coal tax, declining coal production and coal company bankruptcies.

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It’s been almost 26 months since a federal court judge stymied President Trump’s effort to undermine the power of federal unions through three executive orders. But that hasn’t stopped relentless attempts to reach the same goal through a different route.

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Agriculture Department officials have told workers at two agencies that they have two choices: relocate to the Kansas City area or face firing. With many declining relocation, the move will seriously disrupt the work of the department's Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

A backlog of cases built up over more than two years awaits nominees for all three seats on the Merit Systems Protection Board.

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The processing time for routine service jumps from six to eight weeks. Until May 31, the interval between application and delivery was four to six weeks.

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“In the best of times, DHS is an unruly and difficult-to-manage organization,” a former inspector general told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. “We are not in the best of times."

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School segregation lives, as do disparities, inequalities and discrimination.

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Some cyberattack victims may not have been notified by the FBI, and the system is prone to making simple errors, including spelling mistakes.

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An appeals board for federal employees is defunct, allowed to wither without presidential appointees. But is that better than having board members who would be hostile to the federal workforce?

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