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The Numbers That Show How Essential An Agency Is

NASA may have the Right Stuff, but it’s not essential.


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House to Pass Bills to Reopen National Parks, Keep D.C. Government Open

House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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Report: More Than 85,000 Military Vets Treated For Sex Assault Injuries, Illnesses

New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits.


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Veterans Affairs Finds Errors With Over 120 Gravesites

A review of cemeteries administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs has revealed problems with 123 gravesites, including eight cases in which people were buried in the wrong gravesite.