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White House announces nominations for leadership roles at DEA, Army, and others

In today’s Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden announces his picks for a slew of leadership roles.

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(AP Photo/Christian Chavez)Migrants deported from the U.S. walk into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Mexico announced that U.S. advisers on border and immigration issues will meet with Mexican officials on Tuesday to discuss migration and development in Central America, as a surge of migrants has hit the U.S. southern border. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

HHS looking for federal employees to volunteer at the southern border

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for federal employees to serve four-month details at the southern border.

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3, 2020 election are certified. An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Lawmakers want to even out the rules for federal employees and prior cannabis use

In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of lawmakers urge President Joe Biden to backpedal firings and suspensions of White House staffers for prior cannabis use.

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GAO: More urgency is needed to fix cybersecurity issues in agencies

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need to move with more urgency on cybersecurity.

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