Oversight in Government

Obama Urges Massachusetts Voters to Back Markey's Senate Bid
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President Barack Obama, fighting to protect his party’s margin of control in the U.S. Senate, urged Massachusetts voters on Wednesday to back fellow Democrat Edward Markey in a June 25special election that could gauge Americans’ views of controversies vexing Obama’s…

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White House Lawyer Replacing Retiring CIA Deputy
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CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is stepping down and being replaced by White House lawyer Avril Haines, who will be the first woman to hold the post.When President Barack Obama named a successor to former CIA Director David Petraeus in January, Morell was passed over in…

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Palestinians Oppose Gender Equality at Holiest Jewish Site
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After a contentious and occasionally violent debate lasting decades, Israel has finally agreed to expand the women’s prayer section at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, so that it is as big as the men’s prayer section. Yet opposition from the Palestinian Authority to any changes in the area may block the plan. According to […]

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White House Aide Gets No. 2 CIA Post
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President Barack Obama named a White House aide, Avril Haines, as the second in command at the Central Intelligence Agency, after the agency’s deputy director, Michael Morell, announced his resignation.

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More Whites Dying Than Being Born
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More white Americans are dying than being born for the first time in modern history—suggesting minorities and newcomers will play an important role in fueling the population growth America’s recovering economy needs to thrive.

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NOW HEAR THIS: NAVY ABANDONS ALL CAPS
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Messages sent within the U.S. Navy no longer have to be written out in all capital letters. Since the 19th century, all official Navy communications have been written that way, a legacy of primitive technology combined with the service’s love of tradition.

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Barbara Vucanovich, 91, Dies; Served Nevada in Congress
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Ms. Vucanovich traveled to Reno in 1949 to get a quick divorce and ended up staying and becoming the first woman to be sent to Congress from Nevada.     

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