Hit-and-run accidents in California decreased by as much as 10 percent after the state passed a law in 2013 granting driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants, say researchers at Stanford University.
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Code for America founder and Executive Director Jennifer Pahlka speaks Nov. 10 at The New York Times DealBook Conference at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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Walter Shaub Jr. is the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, which has tweeted about President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest — and ethics.
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Workers at the Department of Homeland Security's National Operations Center in 2015. The Obama administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades to federal computer systems.
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Syrian refugee Maryam al-Jaddou sits with her children Maria (left) and Hasan in their apartment in Dallas. Jaddou says she decided to leave Syria in 2012 after her family's home in Homs was bombed and there was nowhere safe left to live.
For Vernon Lee of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, a national monument designation for Gold Butte would be the next best thing to having the U.S. government return the land to his people.
Illinois spent $170 million to build the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill. The prison is at the heart of many residents' discontent with state and federal government this election.
A U.S. flag hangs over a sign in front of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Tuesday near Burns, Ore. An armed group has occupied the refuge since the weekend.
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (right) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky have two weeks to negotiate a plan with congressional Democrats to avert a government shutdown.
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Artists' renderings of New Meadowland show how the wetland would be designed for human recreational use as well as flood control. The berm shown would be a path through the park when water was low (left). When storms came in, the wetlands would flood, and the berm would protect local development.
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