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Friday, January 24, 2020
DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating wave

DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating...

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency directive ordering administrators of most federal agencies to protect their Internet domains against a rash of attacks that have hit executive branch websites and email servers in recent weeks. The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued the directive on Tuesday, 12 days after security…
Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as the United States federal government shutdown continues

Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as...

As the US endures the second week of a partial government shutdown, national parks have taken a major hit. With few rangers or staffers to clean toilets or pick up trash, parks in the American West have started to overflow with garbage and feces. Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California threatened to close to…
Democrats’ Healthcare Ambitions Meet The Truth Of Divided Federal Government

Democrats’ Healthcare Ambitions Meet The Truth Of Divided Federal Government

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech Thursday to the new Congress that Democrats want "to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices and protect people with pre-existing medical conditions." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech Thursday to the new Congress that Democrats…
Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with trash throughout the federal government shutdown

Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with...

As the United States endures the third week of a government shutdown, some federal employees are left wondering whether the time has come to seek a new job. In recent days, President Donald Trump has showed no sign of budging on his demands for a $5.7 billion border wall between the US and Mexico, which…
Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as the federal government shutdown continues

Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as...

Washington, DC, has been a bit quieter the last few days as a partial government shutdown now enters its second week. During this time, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been put on furlough, with some choosing to work without pay. While many national parks, museums, and attractions have attempted to remain open, Wednesday…
EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult to tighten them

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult...

Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add…
NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

About 1,500 volunteers answer questions about where Santa is every year.  Dennis Carlyle Ever wonder how Santa feels about data privacy and being tracked in the lead-up to Christmas Day? Well this year he's not catching a break, even despite the partial government shutdown that started Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, the organization…

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