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 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in June. FILE (Associated Press)

China OPM hack prompts union to sue Archuleta, agency

- Associated Press

The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.

President Obama's proposal aims to narrow a loophole that the president has long said is exploited by some employers to avoid paying overtime. (Associated Press)

Obama plan would extend overtime pay eligibility to 5 million more workers

- Associated Press 42 minutes ago

The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and extending overtime protection to about 5 million workers.

Gov. Chris Christie revs up his "Tell It Like It Is" campaign tour; his bid for the White House gets underway Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Chris Christie his the accelerator

- The Washington Times

He wants Bridgegate in his rearview mirror: A determined Gov. Chris Christie proclaims his intent to run for president Tuesday with all the proper trimmings. He’s released a heartfelt video about his mother’s wisdom and family ties. Then the straight-talking, classic Jersey boy heads back to his old neighborhood — back to the gymnasium of his high school alma mater in the town of Livingston — for his long awaited declaration.

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Washington, about the Supreme Court upholding the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s wrongly issued 3-year amnesties not fully rescinded

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration still hasn’t fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gives the keynote speech at the Snake River Adjudication celebration dinner at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, August 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

The Supreme Court: Speaking power to truth

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s lament last week that “words no longer have meaning” got me to thinking. I don’t claim to know Chief Justice John Roberts’ motivations in deciding in favor of Obamacare, but I do know that his deconstruction of the meaning of language is increasingly commonplace in our culture. Could his willingness to bend the meaning of the word “states” indicate something larger than what’s happening to the law? Could it actually be a sign of a major cultural shift in the country?

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Christie creates gun study commission after woman's death

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Republican Gov. Chris Christie has created a commission to study the ownership and possession of firearms after a woman who had received a domestic-violence restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was killed at home while waiting for a gun permit to be approved.

President Obama took Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (second from right) on a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Ms. Rousseff's trip is also taking place as the world's seventh-largest economy is falling into recession, struggling to balance its national budget and desperately seeking foreign investment. (Associated Press)

Dilma Rousseff puts spying spat aside, seeks economic aid for Brazil on U.S. visit

Two years after she canceled a state visit to Washington in a pique over revelations of U.S. spying on her office, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff no doubt will be glad to visit President Obama at the White House this week -- if only to escape her mounting problems back home.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gives the keynote speech at the Snake River Adjudication celebration dinner at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, August 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Why gays 'can't get no satisfaction'

- The Washington Times

You might think the gays, the liberals and the mellowed-out folks who groove on kittens and little living things would be content to lie in a patch of sunlight in the corner and purr together.

Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender

- Associated Press

Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday.

Trump to consider suing after NBC ends business dealings

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Donald Trump says he'll consider suing after NBC announced it's ending its business relationship with the Republican presidential candidate over comments he made about immigrants during his campaign kickoff.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump casts a shadow against papers he used while speaking to members of the City Club of Chicago, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

- Associated Press

NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

Associated Press

WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.