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US fatalities in Kabul hotel attack

Americans were among the dead and wounded in the weekend attack by Taliban gunmen on a Kabul luxury hotel, a State Department official said Tuesday. "We can confirm that there were US citizen fatalities and injuries," the official said, without specifying how many Americans were involved. Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby and the Cylinder Seals

In a letter of 17 January 2018, an attorney for the US Department of Justice has indicated that "Hobby Lobby" has handed over additional cuneiform tablets. As stated in the enclosed Stipulation, and pursuant to the July 20, 2017 Stipulation...Show More Summary

TSA Issues Order Over 'Persistent Threats to Aviation'

US authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks in response to "persistent threats to aviation," TSA said in a...

Frozen food company recalls green beans after pet food recall

National Frozen Foods Corp. issued a Class I recall of individual quick frozen green beans because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to notices posted by US Foods Inc. and the U.S. Department of Defense Commissary Agency. Show More Summary

Australia sends dozens of refugees from Pacific camps to US

Dozens of refugees held for years in Australia's remote Pacific detention camps departed for resettlement in the United States on Tuesday, asylum-seeker advocates said. The Sydney-based Refugee Action Coalition said 40 men flew out from...Show More Summary

Overpriced Afghanistan Helicopter Upgrades Are A US Taxpayer Handout For Contractors

Authored by James Durso, op-ed via, Helicopter makers and the National Guard got nice a present for Christmas, but American taxpayers got a lump of coal...   The Department of Defense (DoD) has a plan to supply American-made...Show More Summary

US Labor Department, Eyeing SCOTUS Case, Moves to Shield In-House Judges

Federal agencies are waiting and watching how the U.S. Supreme Court decides a major new challenge to the lawfulness of the SEC's administrative law judges.       

PROCUREMENT: US approves potential F-35 sale to Belgium. The approval, which was granted by the S…

PROCUREMENT: US approves potential F-35 sale to Belgium. The approval, which was granted by the State Department and announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 19 January, covers 34 aircraft, spares, ancillary systems, simulators and support, and is valued at USD6.53 billion. The Belgian Air Component (BAC) is seeking to replace its 44 […]

Should the SOAP note be changed?

Our hospital system’s IT department has recently encouraged us all to change our default encounter note template from the traditional “SOAP” format to the “APSO” format. For those not familiar with those acronyms: S: subjective — the patient’s story O: objective — physical exam, labs, other data A: assessment — the identified issues/diagnoses P: plan […]


LET US COUNT THE WAYS COMEY’S FBI SAVED HILLARY FROM AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT: Former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova has found seven and he ought to know because he’s been there, done that on FBI investigations and Department of Justice prosecutions.

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

The U.S. aviation security agency has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries. It says the steps … Click to Continue »

Government shutdown puts up away messages on social media - CNET

Several US agencies, including the Justice Department and embassies around the world, have stopped tweeting because of the federal government shutdown.

On the rebound

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) New research from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Stanford University has found that palladium nanoparticles can repair atomic dislocations in their crystal structure, potentially leading to other advances in material science.

Mexico resumes pork exports as US declares Mexico CSF free

Pork producers in all states of Mexico have been allowed to export pork and pork products into the United States. The US Department of Agriculture recognised Mexico mid-January as free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF).

Department of Homeland Security: Trump administration didn’t consult us for ‘DHS study’ on terrorism

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was not consulted nor were its analysts used to compile a Trump administration report on terrorism that claims to have come from the DHS, said Spencer Ackerman at The Daily Beast on Sunday. The administration report claimed that three quarters of...

Nearly Everyone Backs Microsoft In Landmark Email Privacy Case, Except The US Department of Justice

Microsoft's landmark email privacy case is set to go before the US Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft's move? The US Department of Justice. More »      

US to retry Senator Robert Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

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The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November. The government is seeking the “earliest possible date” for a retrial, according to a court...

USDA's NIFA invests in fighting citrus greening disease

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced awards to combat citrus greening disease. The funding to support research and extension programs is made through the emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE). Show More Summary

China and Russia are the focus of the US' first new National Defense Strategy in a decade

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' National Defense Strategy is the first NDS in a decade. The new document recognizes the potential threats from China and Russia. The Department of Defense will focus on building a more lethal force, strengthening...Show More Summary

Do Maryland police target minorities? The data can't tell us

In an effort to track how police officers are treating minorities, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring police departments to report whom they stop and search. But 17 … Click to Continue »

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