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Joshua Roberts

This FDA lawyer was instrumental in limits on cigarette marketing

Since the FDA got authority from Congress in 2009 to regulate tobacco marketing, smoking rates in the United States have dropped to 10% for adults and…

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This FDA scientist’s work helps public health officials find sources of tainted food faster

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FILE - An advertisement for Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on a street in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Bitcoin prices have surged in recent days, Wednesday, March 2,  as investors once again appear to view the volatile cryptocurrency as safe haven for their money in the midst of rising geopolitical tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

How an interagency team took down terror networks exploiting the pandemic

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A team at NIST helped keep methane and other greenhouse gases where they belong

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State Department team gets Sammies nod for efforts to resettle Afghan refugees

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

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Somalis remove the body of a man killed in a huge explosion blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. Countless members of Somalia's vast diaspora have returned to Somalia in recent years to help rebuild their homeland after decades of civil war. Some who spoke to The Associated Press say they won't be deterred by the Oct. 14 bombing that killed more than 300. Instead, they say the attack marks a turning point, and is a call for all Somalis to work toward peace. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

How one federal executive swung into action when a civil war broke out in Africa

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There’s less drudgery at the Labor department thanks to this tech chief

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A small team at a small agency was at the center of rapid vaccine development and distribution

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How one agency made sure vaccines and other COVID medicines reached the poor and underserved

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Meet the guy who got fixed NASA’s big telescope and made sure it got into space

The James Webb Space Telescope has been sending back mind-bending data since its launch last year. But a few years ago the project was mired in trouble….

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‘Tis the season to honor those who serve the country with distinction

It’s that time of year once again, the season to honor those who serve the country with distinction. The Partnership for Public Service has announced finalists…

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group hosts the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Military service members must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.” (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

Just how many vaccine exemptions has the military given out?

In today’s Federal Newscast, we get a look at just how many COVID-19 vaccine exemptions the military is allowing.

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