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Inside South Carolina's Debate Over the Confederate Flag

The state Legislature met on Monday to consider a bill that would remove the Confederate flag that flies on the Capitol grounds.

The U.S. Navy Is Tripling Its Paid Maternity Leave

The policy applies retroactively and is part of a move to recruit more women.

FBI Director: 'I Really Am Not a Maniac' About Encryption

Previewing a round of testimony before Congress later this week, James Comey warned that too-tough-to-crack encryption allows bad actors to "communicate with impunity."

Hillary Clinton Says China Hacks Into 'Everything That Doesn’t Move'

The former secretary of State accused China of stealing large amounts of government information.

Can the GOP's Star Senate Recruit Win Latinos?

With Rep. Joe Heck running for the Senate in Nevada, Republicans got a candidate they want. Now, he has to get results in the nation's most Hispanic-heavy battleground state.

Home Depot Ranks Higher in Cyber Defense Than Pentagon Contractors

Breached retailers and banks are rated higher in cybersecurity than 25 U.S. defense contractors.

A Timeline of Government Data Breaches

Since April 2013, six hacks targeted OPM and its contractors, resulting in the theft of millions of federal workers' personal data.

Outlook: It's Education Week, Finally

At long last, both chambers are ready to tackle a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law. Bills on medical research and Interior appropriations also are on tap.

For the Disabled on the Hill, Access Is Everything

The Capitol campus is constantly being upgraded to make it easier to navigate for those with disabilities, but there's more work to be done. 

Must-Pass Highway Bill Dominates Jammed July

Congress has a packed three-week schedule before the next recess starts—and road funding expires.

Here’s the Real Reason Hillary Clinton Has a Lock on the Democratic Nomination

Support from African-Americans is key, and her would-be challengers aren't doing much to win it.

Why Jeb Bush Pays More Taxes Than He Could Have

The Republican's tax returns indicate he saw the optical problem with paying an investor's low rate long before the issue hurt Mitt Romney.

Episode 23: Chris Christie, Because Chris Christie

Hillary Clinton is collecting buckets of cash, Jeb Bush is making long-terms bets on a presidential future and the effect of Bernie Sanders' crowds and Joe Biden's potential e...

Jim Webb Is Running for President

The former senator from Virginia announced his 2016 bid Thursday afternoon.

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