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In this photo taken Sept. 18, 2014, and released by the U.S. Navy, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter flies by the USS Anchorage in the Pacific Ocean. When NASA's new state-of-the-art space capsule returns from its first orbit of the Earth, a Navy ship carrying the name of Alaska's largest city will be there to pluck it out of the ocean. The USS Anchorage, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, left San Diego on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for the retrieval mission. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Specialist 1st Class Charles White)

Navy overtime scam: Civilian workers charged for bogus pay

- The Washington Times

Civilian workers at Indiana’s Naval Weapons Station Crane sought and received nearly $4 million in pay for working with explosives, handling microorganisms or being in dangerous conditions. The only problem was, they never worked under such conditions.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald (Associated Press)

VA memo ordered false health care claims to cover up backlog

- The Washington Times

Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department's expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns. (Associated Press)

D.C. wants to keep police body camera footage hidden from public eye

- The Washington Times

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department’s expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns.

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Inmates gone wild at Brooklyn half-way house

- The Washington Times

Inmates at a halfway house in Brooklyn, New York, were allowed to come and go from the facility as they pleased, did not receive mandatory drug testing, and didn't have required verification of employment, according to a new audit report from the Department of Justice.

The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. The number of military suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the U.S. was just a year into the Afghan war and hadn't yet invaded Iraq. While the pace is down slightly this year, it remains worryingly high. The U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the grave difficulties facing active-duty and former members of the armed services who have been caught up in the more-than decade-long American involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Philly VA director got $288K 'relocation' bonus

- The Washington Times

The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Wednesday that it paid a senior manager $288,000 in "relocation payments" when it reassigned her from Washington last year to become director of the agency's problem-riddled Philadelphia office.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy confers with an aide as she prepares to address the Natural Resources Committee session during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Congress subpoenas EPA chief's cellphone records

- The Washington Times

Sensing a cover-up, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding the EPA chief turn over her cellphone records and emails so investigators can try to figure out if she hid or deleted text messages in what one critic called a "cyberbonfire."

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Title IX says D.C. Schools need to treat all students equally.

Title IX and what you do not know

- The Washington Times

D.C. has had to comply with the federal Title IX law, just like the states have. Unfortunately, parents were hoodwinked, and city leaders have not been forthcoming, partly because they shone the spotlight solely on academics.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, following a Senate vote on military sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) **FILE**

Sens. McCaskill, Ayotte move to abolish wasteful federal agency

- The Washington Times

Sens. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, on Thursday announced plans to reintroduce a bipartisan bill to slash a federal agency that has wasted roughly $10 million in taxpayer money over the past decade producing government reports that are already available online for free.

Late last year, or 18 months after she left office, Mrs. Clinton turned over 55,000 printed pages she said contained about 30,000 emails she believed were work-related that she sent during her time in office. (Associated Press)

State Department agrees to reopen Hillary Clinton email case

- The Washington Times

The State Department agreed to reopen at least one open-records court case that involved former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails, a conservative watchdog group told a federal court Thursday as the scandal over her personal email server continued to develop.

D.C. streetcars travel 2.4 miles along H Street and Benning Road Northeast but do not carry any passengers. (AP)

D.C. streetcars go back and forth to nowhere

- The Washington Times

After already spending more than $160 million (and millions more for the study and yakkety-yak) to design and construct a street line that runs a mere 2.4 miles, city leaders could scrap the project. And that might not be a bad idea.

A silhouetted President Barack Obama waves after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Obama is in New York for three days of talks with foreign leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Clinton email scandal shows Obama is blind to government foibles, analysts say

- The Washington Times

President Obama has dealt another blow to his credibility and deepened Americans' lack of trust in government with his handling of the Hillary Rodham Clinton email scandal, analysts say, with the White House simultaneously ducking tough questions about the former secretary of state while passing the buck to the State Department and other agencies.