Within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, inmates are asked to "voluntarily" agree to electronic monitoring in order to use the bureau's email system. Above, a prison cell block is seen at the Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno in Oklahoma in 2015.
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The January siege of the U.S. Capitol is forcing lawmakers and top agency officials to pivot to find out about future threats before individuals and groups with extreme views try to mount new attacks.
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Students stand for the Pledge of Allegiance as they return to in-person learning at St. Anthony Catholic High School in California on March 24. Masks and physical distancing are proving to have some major public health benefits, keeping people from getting all kinds of illnesses, not just COVID-19. But it's unclear whether the strict protocols would be worth the drawbacks in the long run.
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks to Amtrak employees Feb. 5 during a visit at Union Station in Washington, D.C. In a Thursday interview with NPR's Morning Edition, he said not making infrastructure investment would be a "threat to American competitiveness."
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