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25 million people had data stolen in hack of federal files, officials say

July 10, 2015
Christi Parsons, Richard Serrano | Los Angeles Times
The sensitive personal information of 25 million people was stolen in two related hacks into government personnel files in recent months, officials said Thursday, a far larger total than previously acknowledged.
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Massive airbag recall could take months to notify owners, years to fix

June 2, 2015
The largest auto recall in U.S. history has affected 11 major auto companies, 34 million vehicles and dozens of models.
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Undercover DHS Tests Find Widespread Security Failures at US Airports

June 2, 2015
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Investigation reveals that mock explosives, weapons were smuggled through checkpoints.
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How consumer worries are driving menu makeovers

May 5, 2015
For years, Americans have heard warnings and and expressed worries about what’s in their food, from artificial ingredients to antibiotics. Increasingly, the food industry is taking notice and making changes. What do consumers need to keep in mind about a flurry of recent announcements? Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Moss, author of "Sugar Salt Fat," and Allison Aubrey of NPR.
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Worst U.S. bird flu outbreak threatens Midwest poultry industry

May 5, 2015
The growing outbreak of bird flu is now the largest ever seen in the U.S. Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency and another 11 states have found cases of the virus. The federal government has added another $330 million to the $84 million in emergency funds already pledged to help cover claims by farmers. Gwen Ifill learns more from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
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'Age old' Social Security fraud

March 17, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
Data says more than 6 million Americans listed as 112 or older who have "active" Social Security numbers. Ironically, there's only 35 people over 112 in the entire world. CNBC's John Harwood reports on Social Security fraud.
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Medicare Spending Cuts on Erection Aids Would Save $444 Million

December 3, 2014
Alex Wayne | Bloomberg News
Congress is poised to prohibit Medicare from spending an estimated $444 million for vacuum pumps used to treat erectile dysfunction in the next decade, a cost-saving move that may frustrate people who can’t afford drugs such as Pfizer Inc.’s Viagra.
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Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action

November 26, 2014
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.
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Internal review details failures in fence-jumping incident at White House

November 14, 2014
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
Layer after layer of security measures that were supposed to block an intruder from getting into the White House all failed in stunning succession on the evening of Sept. 19, according to an internal review of a fence jumper’s breach.
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