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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas, May 2, 2019. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Customs and Border Protection pledges to hire more women by 2030

In today’s Federal Newscast: Customs and Border Protection pledges to boost hiring of women to 30% by 2030. The Census Bureau count of cyberattacks against…

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New campaign asks service members to share stories to push sexual assault reforms farther

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FILE - Freshman midshipmen, known as plebes, climb ropes on an obstacle course during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off the freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 13, 2014. The Navy is adding two weeks to boot camp in a major overhaul aimed at improving recruits' war fighting and emergency skills while also focusing on character issues such as sexual assault, hazing and extremism in the ranks. Navy officials say expanding boot camp to 10 weeks will provide more leadership training and ensure sailors are reporting to their jobs better prepared for duty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden signs order making sexual harassment a punishable offense in military

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, beachgoers keep an eye on the seals swimming at Coast Guard Beach in North Eastham, Mass. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been drafting a list of the best beaches in the U.S. under the alias

How the Merchant Marine Academy can get past the sexual assault problem at sea and everywhere else

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A nonprofit law group is trying to help maritime midshipmen facing assault at sea

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Biden’s DEIA strategy seeks to better understand federal employees’ challenges

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In this Feb. 8, 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Adm. John Aquilino, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents triggered one of the first military stand-downs to address extremism in the ranks. (Mass Communication Spc. Seaman Apprentice Mason Congleton/U.S. Navy via AP)

Report finds military services still ill-equipped to investigate, prosecute sex crimes

The DoD inspector general found serious shortfalls in numbers of prosecutors and investigators trained to handle military sexual assault cases.

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FILE - A view of the border bridge in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, on Sept. 24, 2021, across the Rio Grande river from Del Rio, Texas. Congressional investigators say two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook group that mocked migrants and lawmakers. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)

2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Congressional investigators say two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook…

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EEOC reminds federal managers how to avoid common complaints

Attorney Elyssa Santos-Abrams hosted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s latest Federal Sector Case Update workshop for attorneys, mediators, human resource personnel, union officials and EEO professionals.

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