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Latest U.S. Bureau Items
The federal prison system strives to accommodate inmates' religious beliefs, when possible, but it can't allow daily group prayer for American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslims because of security and logistical concerns, the prison system's head chaplain said.
Ten thousand more people are expected to be on hand in the Nevada desert for this year's Burning Man festival after federal officials increased the event's attendance cap.
Lost in the hoopla over the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after he took on union rights is an ongoing secret investigation that has already ensnared a handful of the Republican governor's former aides.
The nation's franchises are seeing a modest uptick in business as they seek to recover ground from the recent recession, according to a new index of the sector that debuted Thursday.
Despite receiving more than $885 million in federal economic stimulus funds since 2009, the D.C. government — whose residents face one of the nation's highest unemployment rates — cannot say how many jobs it actually created for those who live in the District of Columbia.
In the high stakes of political combat, perceptions can matter as much or more than reality, and maybe that's why President Obama's numbers are creeping up in some polls.
The head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada is appealing to agency employees to blow the whistle on any abuse of mustangs.
The Colorado State Land Board has approved two leases for the artist Christo's proposed Over the River project, which would temporarily suspend huge fabric panels over the Arkansas River.
Greg Pedrick of Catonsville, Md., figured his two tours in Iraq would qualify him for jobs in government law enforcement. He has a degree in political science and earned a Purple Heart as a Marine vehicle commander and team leader guarding convoys from insurgents south of Baghdad.