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United Kingdom

Scot J. Paltrow

U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids

04 Jun 2020

Late last month, San Diego high school teacher Jessica Macias put aside her worries about her future, psyched herself up and launched into an enthusiastic lesson via video feed to her class on the theory of knowledge.

Special Report: America's nuclear headache - old plutonium with nowhere to go

23 Apr 2018

(This version of the April 20 story corrects 11 kg to 11 pounds in paragraph 14)

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

22 Nov 2017

WASHINGTON Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminium suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.

As Trump seeks defence-spending boost, watchdogs cite faulty Pentagon accounting

13 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald J. Trump is planning to increase U.S. defence spending by $54 billion next year. But a series of recent reports by the Defense Department Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office say that Pentagon accounting systems will struggle to track how the money is spent. | Video

U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

19 Aug 2016

NEW YORK The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.

Special Report - Small White House office puts the brakes on life-saving regulations

29 Oct 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio But for a small, little-known White House agency, Melissa Helcher might not have killed Clark Biddle in a Columbus, Ohio, parking lot on a cold February day this year.

Special Report: Small White House office puts the brakes on life-saving regulations

29 Oct 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio But for a small, little-known White House agency, Melissa Helcher might not have killed Clark Biddle in a Columbus, Ohio, parking lot on a cold February day this year.

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

05 Aug 2015

NEW YORK A U.S. Defense Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

05 Aug 2015

NEW YORK A U.S. Defence Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defence Department Inspector General report.

Pentagon's new blood-tracking system is a bust

05 Aug 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 5 A U.S. Defense Department system for tracking and helping speed blood supplies to combat field hospitals does not work, threatening to cause blood shortages for wounded soldiers, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

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