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March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014Source: The Columbian
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...
Chronicling the politics that led to the creation of the twelve Reserve Banks and the pursuant legal and political consequences, this paper argues that the Federal Reserve’s quasi-private Reserve Banks are, at best, opaque and...
By now, it’s pretty clear that we’re starting to see visible manifestations of climate change beyond far-off melting ice sheets. One of the most terrifying implications is the increasingly real threat of wars sparked in part by...
March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s SkylineSource: Wired
Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...
February 25, 2015 Amnesty's report details 'devastating year of mass violence'Source: BBC News
Amnesty International's newly published annual report makes for decidedly sober reading. But that's to be expected given the atrocities committed in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Central African Republic and other countries
February 19, 2015 NASA Study Finds Increased Risk of U.S. Megadrought
Ecology - The Fifth Assessment Report, issued by the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in 2013, synthesized the available scientific studies and reported that increases in evaporation...
A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia.
February 10, 2015 The Authoritative Hispanic View of Global WarmingSource: American Thinker
According to a poll conducted last month by the New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future, Hispanics are far more likely than whites to view global warming as a...
February 3, 2015 Cities that meet air standards in China: 8Source: CNN
Hong Kong—Only eight Chinese cities met the country's air quality standards in 2014, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, although this was an improvement on 2013 when just three made the grade
Source: Star Tribune
But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning...
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