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Indigenous communities in U.S. hit hard during shutdown

The fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment.

U.S. has doubled financial support for solar projects overseas

The United States government doubled its financial support for solar power projects overseas last year under a climate-friendly investment policy written in the last days of the Obama administration, according to a Reuters review of government documents.

Google says it's too expensive to provide wage data to government

The U.S. Department of Labor requested salary information from Google, but the tech giant has refused to hand it over. Google claims that retrieving the data would be too costly.

U.S. asks foreign visitors to provide social media account info

Washington - Citing the 15-year-long global war against radical Islamic terrorism, the United States government has started asking some foreign visitors to provide information about their social media accounts.

U.S. government still uses 50-year old computers for vital tasks

The U.S. government is spending tens of billions of dollars every year to maintain computer systems that in some cases are over 50 years old. These aren’t systems stored in museums but rather computers actively used to store vital federal data.

U.S. science center withdraws from sterile products manufacturing

Washington - The U.S. public-sector science base, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced it will suspend all research related to sterile medicinal products after the test areas were found to be out of compliance with good practices.

Apple, Google have been asked to decrypt phones at least 63 times

The U.S. government has attempted to force Apple, Google and other smartphone manufacturers to unlock at least 63 devices. The FBI is demanding access to a lot more than one phone, despite its recent claims in the Apple case.

Judge gives Volkswagen one more month to settle diesel fix

San Francisco - Volkswagen missed its deadline today to present an agreement to fix diesel emission problems affecting over half-a-million cars in the United States.

Op-Ed: U.S. to consider smoking ban in public housing nationwide

Washington D.c. - The U.S. government is considering legislation that would ban smoking on public housing land nationwide, and this includes homes, communal areas, and administrative offices within these areas. The ban could affect about one million homes.

Apple tells the government it's 'impossible' to decrypt iPhones

Apple has told a federal judge that it would be "impossible" to fulfill any request to decrypt the data on iPhones or add a "back door" to let the authorities in without compromising user privacy.

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google gives emails to U.S. gov't

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks is demanding Internet giant Google explain why it handed over emails and other electronic data of three of its senior staffers to the United States government.

U.S. government may embrace 21st-century tech for 2020 census

Washington - Uncle Sam may not be showing up at your door with a clipboard in hand come the next census, as the US government is preparing to test 21st-century tools allowing it to accurately count the nation's population using Internet and smartphone technology.

U.S. government to store top-secret documents in the cloud

A newly released document from the Department of Defense reveals that the government agency has come up with two inventive ways to store classified government information online using cloud computing.

U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine over NSA data refusal

The United States government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 daily fine for the Internet giant's refusal to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

U.S. government security clearance may now include DNA testing

DNA testing is being considered as part of a background checks on security clearance applicants who need to access classified information.

US Government and Swiss Bank Program

Swiss banks are continuing to decide whether to join the US program which aims to expose American citizens who have avoided tax implications.

Judge rules against U.S. Gov't in lawsuit over NSA surveillance

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has issued the first ruling on the issue of mass-surveillance conducted on Americans’ telephone records by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Affordable Care Act: Marketplace open enrollment on October 1st

Atlanta - The Health Insurance Marketplace website is open for business. This site is the government sponsored website for getting information and signing up for health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: U.S. economic collapse nears

Today more U.S. cities could experience bankruptcy like Detroit. Detroit's bankruptcy filing spread major concerns throughout the financial world in America. The U.S. economy could collapse by years end.

US government plans to kill 3,000 owls in order to save owls

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is leaning towards a more controversial plan to save the threatened spotted owls. Their solution is to eliminate their rival species known as the barred owl; 3,603 of them to be exact.

Op-Ed: Snowden Affair — How the White House managed to cover its face

Washington - With Edward Snowden being cornered by the US government across borders, the White House is directly revealing its desperation to hide the embarrassment it caused to the American nation, both nationally and internationally.

U.S. renews funding for Project BioShield

The U.S. government reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPA). This means that Project BioShield, designed to project U.S. citizens from biological and nuclear threats will receive new funding.

Whistleblower John Kiriakou parties before going to jail (video)

Washington - Former CIA officer and accused whistleblower, John Kiriakou hosted a party prior to heading to jail to serve his 30 month sentence. RT was there. The video shows some of the party itself, as well as interviews with Kiriakou and another whistleblower.

US Government: World not ending on December 21

Washington - The United States government has taken to the blogosphere to reassure nervous citizens that the world is not going to end on December 21st.

Julian Assange describes Obama as 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

London - Speaking from his room in London's Ecuadorian embassy, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, says he sees no reason to celebrate the reelection of US President Barack Obama.

Congress, NFL top government waste in annual Waste Book report

Washington - Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn released his annual Waste Book, a report that highlights government waste at the federal and state level. This year, congress is this year's biggest waste of taxpayers' money.

Veteran Michael D. Nash sues US govt $10M over frostbitten penis

Louisville - An Army veteran Michael D. Nash of Louisville is suing the US government for $10 million after a VA nurse caused him to have penis frostbite and gangrene by applying ice packs after a surgery, leading to partial amputation of the vital organ.

Op-Ed: Can we justify war?

War has never been a happy affair, but are we trying to justify going to war more and more as time goes on? Are we taking into account the innocent people harmed?

Bin Laden's burial site located by treasure hunter

A California treasure hunter who salvages shipwrecks claims he has located the watery grave of Osama bin Laden in the Arabian Sea.

Ron Paul attacks CISPA — urgent call to oppose 'Big Brother' bill

Congressman Ron Paul has now spoken out against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). He urges U.S. citizens to inform themselves about this 'Big Brother' bill.
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