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Miguel Cardona

Biden admin. wants more federal employees to qualify for student loan forgiveness

In today’s Federal Newscast, new proposal from the Department of Education is aiming to expand student loan relief programs for federal workers.

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Partnership for Public Service

GAO asking Congress for 13% budget increase in FY 2023

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Federal innovation challenge aims to connect more people to behavioral health services

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Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal Court of Appeals looks to handle question of monetary damages for feds who worked for free during shutdown

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One sign of women’s progress: A rise in the percentage of copyrights they receive

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New obstacles emerge to any hope of Congress getting a budget in time for fiscal 2023

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How Health and Human Services is helping with the medical emergency in Ukraine

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Navy enacting new measures to improve recruitment

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Navy is taking measures to keep more sailors in uniform as it continues to have issues with recruitment.

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FILE - In this July 4, 2014 file photo, fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations in Washington.    PBS’ tradition of broadcasting music and fireworks from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol is facing competition from a different live concert in the same city at the same time hosted on the White House’s South Lawn. Though each event will feature competing “American Idol” alums, the PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” has the bigger stars: The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Pentatonix, Chita Rivera, Luke Combs, The Temptations, Renee Fleming, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell and “American Idol” singer Lauren Alaina. It will be hosted by John Stamos.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Can we take a moment to appreciate our free country?

Fourth of July is a reminder that rough political debate hasn’t yet managed to overwhelm the country

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Joshua Roberts

A guy deep in the Defense Department is actually doing something about Chinese theft of US intellectual property

It’s become an unfunny joke. No matter what crucial intellectual property gets developed in the United States, it gets stolen by China or maybe Russia. A special team deep in the Defense Department has been working on one strategy to counteract this. It looks for investments in U.S. companies by suspicious foreigners. For his work collaborating with many other agencies, the team leader is a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program.

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