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HHS Secretary Sebelius on Free Preventative Healthcare: ‘If we succeed, we are on our way to a healthier nation’

During a meeting yesterday to announce new requirements to preventive healthcare coverage, first lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlined how patients will soon be able to get many preventive medical services at no cost. The new rules are part …

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Telework Bill Passes through House

The House voted 290-131 yesterday to approve the Telework Improvements Act, a legislation that allows federal employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every two administrative workweeks. Under the bill, the Office of Personnel Management would develop a telework policy for all employees in federal …

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Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius to Outline Preventative Healthcare Measures

First lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be speaking this afternoon at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., to make an announcement regarding the preventive healthcare coverage made available under the Affordable Care Act that was signed …

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NASA Invites Citizen Inventors to Compete for $5M

Citizen inventors will now get a chance to participate in a technology-oriented competition sponsored by NASA to win $5 million. The space agency yesterday announced three new Centennial Challenges, which are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding. “NASA sponsors prize competitions because the …

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Obama Promises Better, Expanded Care for Veterans

Calling veteran care the nation’s “solemn responsibility,” President Barack Obama last week said the Department of Veterans Affairs will start making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to get the benefits and treatment they need. In his weekly address, Obama on Saturday highlighted veterans care and what the …

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FBI Names New Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Timothy P. Murphy the new deputy director, a role in which he will be succeeding John S. Pistole who left the agency to service as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing …

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