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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns addresses a news conference in Tunis

Deputy Secretary of State Burns to retire in October

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who led secret talks with Iran that led to an agreement to curb its nuclear program and who served as the top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East as well as ambassador to Russia, will retire in October, officials said on Friday. […]

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State Dept. seeks declassification of torture report letter over Rubio’s objections

The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Watchdog: State Department can’t fully account for $6B worth of contracts

The State Department has a “serious” problem accounting for how it has spent billions of dollars on contracts all over the world, according to the official watchdog that oversees the sprawling department. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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State and Local Government Cybersecurity

Last week, I provided opening remarks for the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Framework Kickoff Event, hosted at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a partnership among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County. This event is part of the White House’s ongoing coordination and outreach […]

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State Dept. says Iran’s pick for UN ambassador ‘troubling’ amid outrage over hostage crisis link

The State Department is raising “serious concerns” over Iran’s new nominee for ambassador to the U.N., who was involved with the group that took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran for 444 days and held American diplomats hostage in 1979. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Suspended State Senator Leland Yee’s Defense May Be Funded By Campaign Contributions

More than half a million dollars that donors intended to support suspended state Sen. Leland Yee’s (D) now defunct campaign for California Secretary of State may now be available for the scandal-ensnared politician to fund his legal defense. Jay Wierenga, spokesman for the California Fair Political Practices Commission, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the […]

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State Budget Deal Reached; $300 Million for New York City Pre-K

The agreement will finance the expansion of prekindergarten in New York City without the tax increase on high-earning residents sought by Mayor Bill de Blasio.      Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Darrington Mayor Rankin and Pastor De Luca lead workers and community members in prayer and a moment of silence marking the one-week anniversary of the Oso landslide at the fire station in Darrington, Washington

Small-town Washington state mayor finds new role after mudslide

By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – Days after a Washington state mudslide left dozens dead and missing, Dan Rankin stood in a high school gymnasium and hugged tight a teenage girl reeling from the loss of her sister. Before the March 22 disaster, Rankin's main tasks as mayor of the small logging town of […]

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File photo of California State Senator Leland Yee speaks about state budget impasse in San Francisco

Indicted California state senator ends Secretary of State campaign

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A prominent state senator withdrew from a race for California Secretary of State on Thursday, a day after he was arrested by FBI agents and charged with corruption and conspiring to import and traffic firearms, his attorney said. Democratic state Senator Leland Yee said he would end his […]

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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustration

Faulty state Obamacare exchanges weigh joining HealthCare.gov

A few U.S. states whose newly created Obamacare insurance exchanges were stalled by technology failures may join the federal government's HealthCare.gov marketplace for next year, while only two states that relied on the administration plan to go it alone. Exchange officials in Oregon, Maryland and Massachusetts are weighing whether to enlist new private technology contractors […]

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