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Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill in February, announced her retirement earlier this month. As many as 15 other posts at DHS are now vacant or soon will be. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Pilots Have Extensive Training Before Flying New Aircraft

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Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

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A jet takes off from Reagan National Airport, near the Capitol. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed last week. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Many Agree Bridges Are Unsafe, But Few Agree On Fixes

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Chris Crane, president of the union that represents deportation agents, officers and employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in April. Crane has been a vocal opponent of the proposed immigration overhaul. Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times/Landov hide caption

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Public Employee Unions Take Issue With Immigration Overhaul

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Outgoing acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steve Miller (right) and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George are sworn before a full House Ways and Means Committee hearing Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too

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One Reason To Apply For Tax-Exempt Status: Anonymity

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Lawmakers Want Answers About Flaws In Terrorism Task Force

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