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FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. The photo was taken during Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2021, according to the source. North Korea on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, berated the Biden administration for imposing fresh sanctions against the country over its latest missile tests and warned of stronger and more explicit action if Washington maintains its “confrontational stance.” Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

IG: GSA purchased products from North Korea during height of the pandemic

In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration struggled to follow the Trade Agreements Act for some contracts that helped with the response…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Death benefits for federal employees killed on the job could see first increase in over 20 years

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Bradey Police Lt. Philip Trudeau, left, comforts Bourbonnais Police officer Andy Cox following a ceremonial procession for fallen Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021,  in Bourbonnais, Ill. Rittmanic died after a shooting at a Comfort Inn the night before. (Tiffany Blanchette/The Daily Journal via AP)

New database aims to get a better understanding of suicide within law enforcement

In today’s Federal Newscast, the FBI is shining a brighter light on the mental health of law enforcement officers.

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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, a United States Postal Service carrier delivers mail to homes in Salt Lake City. A Center for Public Integrity investigation finds that the U.S. Postal Service regularly cheats mail carriers out of their pay. Arbitrators and federal investigators have found managers at hundreds of post offices around the country have illegally underpaid hourly workers for years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

USPS asks for more time to implement vaccine mandate

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Postal Service is asking for a temporary exemption from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine-and-testing…

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Number of feds who telework regularly went up in 2020 but not as much as expected

In today’s Federal Newscast, while COVID-19 drove a majority of federal workers out of the office in 2020, new data from the Office of Personnel Management shows the increase in teleworking wasn’t as dramatic as expected.

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