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Climate crisis threatens 60 percent of toxic Superfund sites

Washington - Hundreds of polluted Superfund sites face an increased risk of inundation from sea-level rise, flooding exacerbated by global warming or wildfires, Congress’s watchdog warns.

GAO: NASA needs a backup plan to maintain presence at ISS

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is in jeopardy, according to a report published this week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and they want NASA to come up with a contingency plan for getting American astronauts to the ISS.

Op-Ed: It’s true — Women get less in STEM, academia, research, grants

Sydney - Feminist advocates have been making the point for years that women don’t get the support and breaks that men get. Now, the numbers are backing them up. New grim stats are showing how wide the financial gaps are.

UN accepts responsibility for January slaying of Mali protesters

Bamako - A UN internal inquiry ordered by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the death of three Malian protesters back in January, has revealed UN peacekeepers as the culprits.

China rejects Uighur scholar's appeal against life sentence

Bejing - A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening crackdown on dissent.

U.S. TSA behavioral screening ineffective but expanded anyway

Washington - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was urged by the US Government Accountability Office(GAO) to scale back or even eliminate their "behavior screening" program. A study showed little evidence the program worked.

Mali suicide attack kills two Malian soldiers

Bamako - Islamic militants, who earlier had occupied the northern part of Mali continue suicide and other attacks in several cities from which the French and other forces had driven them several months ago.

GAO investigates Department of Homeland Security ammo purchases

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is reportedly investigating massive ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). GAO Spokesman Chuck Young, said the investigation is "just getting underway."

Mali — Gao faces down attack by Islamist militants

The Mali town of Gao which was liberated by the French Army last January has once again come under attack by Islamist rebels currently fighting against the Malian government.

Jihadists attack city of Gao as guerrilla warfare begins in Mali

Bamako - In a sign that militants are still present in cities and adjoining areas that have been captured by French and Malian troops, the city of Gao has been attacked from across the Niger river by heavily armed militants.

GAO audit says IRS has lapses in security for taxpayer data

A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has determined through an annual audit that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not doing enough to protect the sensitive data that streams through its offices.

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