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WASHINGTON — A North Carolina National Guard infantry battalion called off a training exercise that had been planned for a year. Flu samples from around the country will no longer be collected and tested. A skeleton staff of workers at the Internal Revenue Service girded themselves to answer a deluge of questions about the new tax law.
A first-strike ceremony for the first U.S. commemorative coin struck in pink gold, the Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 coin, was held Jan. 12 at the West Point Mint in New York.
WASHINGTON — A three-member board meant to settle disputes between federal workers and their direct employers remains unable to function because two of its politically appointed slots remain unfilled, creating a backlog of unsettled claims that could take years to address.
Members of New York’s congressional delegation joined law enforcement and gun safety advocates at City Hall Saturday to slam House passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which require all states to honor a permit to carry a concealed firearm from any other state, regardless of how relaxed those state permitting laws may be.
Democratic House members announced two new bills on Monday designed to combat the “corporate culture of secrecy” that helps protect workplace sexual harassers.
A House Democrat unveiled legislation on Monday that would prevent businesses from deducting the costs of buyouts for employees accused of sexual misconduct to lower the amount of taxes owed.
WASHINGTON — Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications.
When the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, they knew that for our country to be the true democratic republic they envisioned, it must reflect the ever-changing makeup of its people.
“Fearless Girl”—a statue depicting a small girl standing, hands on her hips, facing down the New York City Bowling Green Park centerpiece sculpture “Charging Bull”—was meant to call attention to the lack of female leaders on Wall Street.