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USAID, Ukraine Government Work Together on Energy and Judicial Reform Programs

The U.S. Agency for International Development has worked with Ukraine’s government to create several new programs designed to promote judicial reform and energy sector improvements in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden announced that the programs are part of the $220 million U.S. government’s foreign assistance initiative to Ukraine, USAID said Wednesday. The agency stated that …

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Federal Judges: Sequestration Hinders the Litigation Process

A group of federal district court judges have called on lawmakers to increase judiciary funding because of how sequestration cuts impact court operations, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sean Reilly writes the sequestration has reduced federal court spending by $350 million for fiscal 2013, or about 5 percent of the previous …

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Petraeus Sworn In as CIA Director

David Petraeus, the recently retired Army general who served as top commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq, was sworn in Tuesday as director of the CIA. Petraeus becomes the 20th director in agency history, taking over for Leon Panetta, who left the CIA in June to become defense secretary. After …

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White House Launches Govt. Waste-Cutting Panel

The Obama Adminstration launched its promised panel of mostly experienced inspectors general Thursday as part of its Campaign to Cut Waste. The Government Accountability and Transparency Board was established June 13 in an executive order. The board held its first meeting Thursday morning, a little over a month since Obama …

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