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Government Watchdogs Complain Of Closed Doors Set Up By White House

Inspectors general complain that they're being stiffed on the access they need to serve effectively. Four lawmakers are now demanding that the Obama administration comply with transparency requests.
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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?
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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.
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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.
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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.
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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Ronald Hampton — a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. — analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.
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Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.
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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.
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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.
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Math's Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time

Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was among four winners of the Fields Medal. She said she hopes the win "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians."

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