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Egyptian Foreign Affairs minister Sameh Shoukry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a press conference as part of the Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo, late 2014. 
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Tracking the relationship of the government and Silicon Valley

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Freakonomics Radio: Gov't workers gone wild

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The "Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" catalogs the fiscal, sexual, and mental lapses of federal workers -- all with an eye toward preventing the next big mistake.

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

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