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Does the U.S. Postal Service have an unfair competitive advantage?http://wapo.st/1EbsWeG
An economic analysis found that USPS enjoys about $18 billion in special privileges and tax breaks from governments at the federal, state and local levels.
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Forever Stamps will work with postcards and more starting next month 
The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors approved the change on Wednesday, allowing USPS to move forward with the expansion on April 26.
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How the federal travel crackdown hits scientists especially hard 
Some scientific agencies reported to the White House that they have hired six full-time employees to process travel and conference requests
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VA to relax 40-mile rule for Veterans Choice program. Will rely on driving distance rather than 'as the crow flies' 
The original rule said veterans had to live at least 40 miles in a straight shot from the nearest VA clinic to qualify Veterans Choice. Now the agency will measure the distance in driving miles instead.
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"Three dozen scientists sent an open letter to museums of natural history calling on them to cut ties with the Koch brothers and anyone else with connections to the fossil fuel industry." 
A number of scientists say science museums shouldn't affiliate with Koch brothers, who have associations with fossil fuel companies and climate change denying groups.
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Are museums so flush with patrons that they can refuse money from law abiding donors?

Would they refuse money from Tom Steyr because he made his fortune from coal even though he is an environmental activist now?
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Veteran unemployment drops to lowest point since 08 as federal hiring of former troops hits high 
Veterans unemployment dropped again last year as federal hiring of former troops hit a high. But younger veterans are still struggling with joblessness.
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Here’s how McAuliffe defended his visa lobbying today: Just 'raising heck' with slow Department of Homeland Security 
Gov. Terry McAuliffe downplayed suggestions that he received special treatment, saying he was merely "raising heck" and pushing Homeland Security to do its job with visa processing.
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How crashing drones are exposing secrets about U.S. war operations 
A drone wreck in Syria and others in Yemen are pulling back the curtain on U.S. surveillance targets.
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National Park Service delayed $11 billion in maintenance last year because of budget limits 
The mounting maintenance concerns come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate its 100th year in August.
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This could mean trouble for Virginia's new Democratic governor http://wapo.st/1DV2SEA
The Va. governor sought special visas for investors in GreenTech, his electric-car company
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Returns on fed workers' most popular retirement fund would drop to nearly zero under GOP budget http://wapo.st/1CLSAVG
The most popular fund in the Thrift Savings Plan could become “virtually worthless” as an investment option under a proposal in the House budget, a spokeswoman says.
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How the House GOP budget would affect federal workers http://wapo.st/1N4aSED
Federal employee groups knew from an initial outline that the plan would entail cuts affecting government workers, but they didn’t have specifics until late last week.
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  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
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  • Bellevue Reporter (WA)
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  • Bothell-Kenmore Reporter (WA)
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Josh Hicks is a Washington Post reporter covering the federal government. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011. Josh graduated from Albion College and Stanford. He also lived in New Zealand for eight months working as a commercial fisherman and fruit picker. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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  • Albion College
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  • Fordham University
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