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  • White House hires first openly transgender staff member

    August 18, 2015 | 1:19 pm

    The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member, officials said on Tuesday, marking the latest step in President Barack Obama's public support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

    Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender woman who has worked as a...

  • Obama expected to nominate Ashton Carter to lead Pentagon

    December 2, 2014 | 11:19 am

    Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter emerged on Tuesday as the expected nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, sources familiar with the situation said.

    Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, would have the task of breaking into the...

  • U.S. allows use of Ebola test overseas as crisis deepens

    August 6, 2014 | 4:57 pm

    U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the use of an Ebola diagnostic test developed by the Pentagon to help contain the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

    The move was one of a number of steps taken by the U.S. government this week to address the highly...

  • Who really creates jobs?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    August 14, 2013 | 11:15 am

    There he goes again. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “the government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does.” That’s a favorite mantra of Republicans. It may make a good sound bite, but there’s not a bit of truth in it.


  • Students display their spirit of innovation

    June 26, 2013 | 5:20 pm

    High school student projects have always been an important part of helping teens learn innovation skills, but it’s not every day that the results garner interest from a group devoted to space exploration and the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Two teams of students from Milken...

  • Hagel: U.S. strategy is to reinforce Israel, Arab allies

    May 9, 2013 | 6:06 pm

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said reinforcing Israel's edge and bolstering security relationships with neighbors like Egypt were both U.S. priorities.

    Hagel, speaking Thursday to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's annual Soref Symposium, described his recent...

  • Amy Ziering’s visible war against military rape

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 6, 2013 | 11:53 am

    On a rainy Saturday night in January, a small group of leaders from the worlds of entertainment, media and philanthropy gathered at the home of billionaire businessman Ron Burkle to watch the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Invisible War.”

    For 97 minutes, the room was still....