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DeVos Education Department gives itself permission to trash hundreds of civil rights complaints

The Education Department is supposed to investigate every civil rights complaint it receives, complaints that represent kids whose rights are being violated. But under Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s education secretary, that’s just too much work for something as unimportant as civil rights. So the Education Department has started dismissing hundreds of complaints, and is saying, …

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Justice Department Caves After Republicans Reportedly Threaten Rosentein With Impeachment

Click here for reuse options! The department said it will be turning over James Comey's memos to congressional investigators. The Department of Justice will hand over former FBI Director James Comey's memos, currently in possession of special counsel Robert Mueller, to congressional investigators. according to multiple reports. This move comes after it was reported Wednesday …

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Andrew McCabe: justice department refers its findings for possible criminal prosecution

Former FBI deputy director could face charges amid DoJ’s findings he misled investigators over 2016 inquiry into Clinton Foundation The Office of the Inspector General at the US justice department has referred its findings on Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, to the US attorney in Washington for possible criminal prosecution, according to a …

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Muslim Cop Alleges ‘Blatant Racism’ in San Francisco Police Department

Other officers suggested he was a terrorist and called him derogatory slurs. A San Francisco police officer who emigrated from Afghanistan and is Muslim has alleged that he was harassed on the job and retaliated against after reporting racist and homophobic comments by his colleagues.

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Breast Cancer Information Quietly Scrubbed from Department of Health Website

Officials claim the data was "very rarely used." Breast Cancer Info Removed From Dept of Health Website A webpage that provided breast cancer information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) website has been removed after an audit found that the information was “very rarely used” and duplicated that of sister agencies. “Content …

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200 former diplomats ask Senate to quiz Pompeo on how he’ll restore Trump-decimated State Department

More than 200 former U.S. diplomats have signed a letter asking the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to query new would-be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on what his plans might be to stop the State Department’s slide into unmanaged obsolescence under Trump’s rule. It will be interesting to see which senators take them up on that. …

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Three more lose jobs at Ben Carson’s housing department

Three contractors in the office of Hud’s information chief are out amid a widening ethics controversy Three more people lost their jobs at Ben Carson’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (Hud) on Monday, amid a widening ethics controversy. Related: Senior housing department official loses job after allegations of corruption Continue reading… US politics | …

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Accusations brought against Betsy DeVos’ Education Department for failing to negotiate in good faith with union

Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education are facing allegations of possible union busting. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) recently filed a complaint against the education secretary’s department accusing the department of unfair labor practices and failing to negotiate “in good faith” with the union. “Secretary Betsy DeVos and her management team are …

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Betsy DeVos Faces Allegations of Union-Busting in the Department of Education

A new complaint accuses her management team of failing to negotiate in good faith. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that they failed to negotiate “in good faith” with the union over a new contract. To wit, the American Federation of Government Employee is seeking …

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US housing department adviser quits amid questions of fraud and inflated biography

Naved Jafry, who called for radical privatization to fix America’s cities, steps down following inquiry from the Guardian about his record He said he was a multimillionaire – an international property developer with a plan to fix America’s cities through radical privatization. He felt that Donald Trump’s administration was where he was meant to work. …

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