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FBI may outpace NSA on scope of digital snooping
Federal fusion centers could also fuel the spread of surveillance conducted by cities like Seattle even more rapidly.
Hanford a "dysfunctional mess"
Hanford is a mess, but it goes deeper than leaky tanks and behind-schedule vitrification.
Nuclear sludge and flammable gas
The DOE says there may be large bubbles of flammable gas in hanford sludge tanks. No one is excited.
DoE: Only 1 tank, not 6, leaking radioactive waste
In a reassurance that left us conflicted, the DoE released that only one of the suspect 6 tanks at Hanford is leaking radioactive waste into the ground. We're glad it's not 6, but 1 seems like 1 too many.
Sebelius takes blame for Healthcare.gov
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius publically took the blame this morning for the failures of Healthcare.gov. She pledged to fix the website, assure its security, and have it up and running by Nov. 30.
First Navy Supercarrier sold for scrap
The USS Forrestal, the Navy's first supercarrier, was sold for scrap to a Texas company for 1 cent.
Nuclear missile silos invite sleepiness
Two officers have been administratively punished for leaving blast doors open while asleep on their shift. The sleeping is acceptable, but leaving the blast door open while one or both slept? Not so much.
Got $32,400 for Obama?
President Obama will return to the Puget Sound region next month to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to the tune of $32,400 per couple.
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