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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (Associated Press) **FILE**

Clinton emails contained spy satellite data on North Korean nukes

- The Washington Times

One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites.

Lerner

Lois Lerner had another private email!

- The Washington Times

Lois G. Lerner used yet another private email account to do government business, the IRS revealed in a court filing late Monday that tries to clear up confusion over the former agency executive’s email practices.

New emails show Hillary Rodham Clinton's family foundation's aims may have steered her foreign policy while secretary of state. (Associated Press)

Emails show Clinton Foundation shaped policy

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails reveal how prominently the Clinton Foundation factored into her thinking as America’s top diplomat, raising questions about where she drew the line between official business and aiding the family charity run by her husband and daughter.

The Golden Hammer

Poorly monitored science research wastes taxpayers’ money abroad

- The Washington Times

Back when Bill Clinton was still president, the National Science Foundation began doling out millions of dollars to Northeastern University to perform research on nuclear particle collider technology. The work wasn’t even based in America, but rather inside Europe’s main nuclear research agency.

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The Golden Hammer

Taxpayers float bill for defective first responder equipment

- The Washington Times

Homeland Security still allows local police and fire departments to spend billions of tax dollars on faulty communications equipment that isn't "interoperable," meaning agencies can't easily communicate with each other, hampering emergency response, the department's inspector general said in a report released Thursday.

A New Jersey Transit Police sergeant talks on a radio while patrolling the Secaucus Junction Station on Jan. 31, 2014. The Transportation Security Administration and New Jersey Transit Police began screening bags at the station in preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl at the Meadowlands. All passengers with bags will be screened by TSA officers before they will be allowed to board trains to Met Life Stadium on Sunday. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Taxpayer money funds faulty radios for police, firefighters: Audit

- The Washington Times

Homeland Security still allows local police and fire departments to spend billions of dollars on communications equipment that isn't "interoperable," meaning agencies can't easily communicate with each other, hampering their response in emergencies, the department's inspector general said.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker gestures during an interview with The Associated Press following the first U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Commerce Department in Washington on July 13, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Federal patent employee skipped 18 weeks of work

- The Washington Times

A federal patent examiner skipped out on more than 18 weeks of work last year, bilking the government out of more than $25,000 in salary, the Commerce Department's inspector general said in a report Wednesday that concluded it's too far easy to cheat the patent office.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas, Nev., on Aug. 18, 2015. (Associated Press)

State Department destroyed Clinton aides' BlackBerrys

- The Washington Times

The State Department likely destroyed the BlackBerry devices issued to two top aides of Hillary Rodham Clinton and never issued Mrs. Clinton a device at all, officials told a federal court Wednesday in a filing that raises still more security questions about the former secretary's email practices.

A mangled street sign stands among tornado debris in Joplin, Mo, last May. The twister killed 161 people and cost $2.8 billion in damage. Insurance is expected to cover most of the loss, but taxpayers could foot $500 million. (Associated Press)

Joplin wasted millions in tornado assistance: Audit

- The Washington Times

Joplin, the Missouri city devastated by a tornado in 2011, wasted a lot of taxpayers' money in the rush to rebuild, including doling out sweetheart contracts to politically connected firms that never did any work or that ended up bilking taxpayers, and hiding their decisions behind closed doors, breaking sunshine laws, a state auditor concluded Tuesday.