Virginia’s $25 million VA vacation reward program is on hold

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Thursday that his state’s $1 million Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vacation reward money would be frozen indefinitely.In a press release, the governor said he had authorized the freeze because he wanted to make sure the state’s VA program is operating properly, and that he wanted VA to maintain its leadership role in […]

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California governor wants to hire 5,000 more jobs at state’s largest companies

A California state governor is proposing a plan to hire more than 5,500 new jobs at California’s largest corporations, in a bid to improve the state’s economy.Gov.Gavin Newsom announced the plan Thursday at the California Business and Industry Conference in Sacramento, saying the new jobs will help create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the state.The plan includes a […]

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Why are the unemployed in Massachusetts not paying taxes?

More than half of Massachusetts’ unemployment is caused by people who have not been able to collect their unemployment taxes, according to data released by the state’s Department of Revenue and posted to the department’s website Friday.The state collects about $12 billion in unpaid taxes annually, according the Department of Finance.That figure includes tax refunds and the amount of tax […]

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Which government is the most corrupt in Egypt?

The Egyptian government is seen as one of the world’s most corrupt governments.A report released this week by Transparency International, the largest anti-corruption watchdog in the world, found that the country has a national debt of more than $9 billion and is one of just two countries that have a GDP per capita of more that $100,000.While the government’s reputation […]

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Which North Korea government is run by a Russian oligarch?

President Vladimir Putin has announced his resignation from the presidency of Russia, a move that follows the country’s decision to annex Crimea.The move has triggered a new round of geopolitical tensions between Russia and the United States.According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Putin has resigned in order to ensure the “security of the Russian Federation, and to give […]

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When The Boston Marathon Bombing Was Finally Under Way: Here’s How the U.S. Gov’t Responded

When the Boston Marathon bombing was announced on March 15, 2015, the nation was shocked.But what exactly was happening?Why was a bombing in a crowded city?What was the motive behind the attack?As the news was spreading around the world, the FBI and U.K. government quickly started to piece together the story, and the details of what happened at the Boston […]

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An American Government’s Unconventional Use of Unconstrained Science

U.S. government agencies are often asked to identify the sources of the deadly viruses that are infecting the nation.But the process often comes with a caveat: the government cannot say definitively what the virus was that caused the human fatalities.So the U.N. has devised a system to try to answer the question: Who was responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak?The […]

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Iranian government to allow use of foreign currency as long as foreign banks are registered

Iran’s government is expected to allow banks to use foreign currency, including the US dollar, as long it is registered in the country, the central bank said on Thursday.A new bill, which was passed on Friday by the supreme leader and signed into law by President Hassan Rouhani, makes foreign banks and other financial institutions eligible to issue and redeem […]

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