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Congress makes new run at striking down disparity in Social Security

Congress may yet upend an enduring wrinkle in Social Security benefits, a disparity long resented by certain federal employees and public servants at the…

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Feds nearing retirement: Is it always a good idea to pay off that mortgage?

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In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, photo visitors to Great Smoky Mountain National Park drive through the park but facilities like the Sugarlands and Cades Cove visitor centers in Townsend, Tenn. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers.
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Shutdown assignment: Taking care of number one

Regardless of age, experience, grade, location or job federal workers today fall into one of two categories, neither of which is good.

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A Central American migrant lowers herself down from atop the border wall onto the U.S. side, after crossing in Playas of Tijuana, Mexico, late Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. By word of mouth, some migrants have realized they can simply cross into U.S. territory, largely uninhibited by Mexican authorities, and turn themselves into U.S. border patrol agents as a way to apply for asylum. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Shutdown game of chicken: What’s in a word?

Could the likelihood of a government shutdown or a coast-to-coast barrier depend on what we the U.S. decide to call it? Some so-called Washington experts…

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FILE- In this April 3, 2017, file photo U.S. Army soldiers march in formation during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. If you’re a veteran with student debt, you have repayment rights unique to military service members that can keep you on track and out of default. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Study shows military pay has been rising faster than civilian pay

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study by the RAND Corporation analyzes how military pay stacks up against civilian pay over the last 20 years.

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