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Federal employees encouraged to work from home during papal visit

OPM's acting director has asked agencies to let their employees telecommute wherever possible as a way of avoiding the crowds that are expected later this month.

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Clerk in gay marriage fight: ‘A heaven or hell decision’

At 44 years old, Kim Davis had been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock. Now, as the Rowan County clerk, Davis is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can’t be wed.

Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh blasted off on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.

CDC: Knee replacement surgeries on the rise

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The Latest: Hearing for 6 officers starts in Baltimore

Protesters gathered outside a Baltimore courthouse before a hearing on pretrial motions for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Questions remain on bus-rapid transit in Montgomery Co.

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Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay

A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case.

Months after OPM hack, officials begin notifying victims

OPM and the defense department awarded a $133 million contract to safeguard the identities and other personal information of victims impacted by the OPM cyber breach.

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