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Federal employees double-dipping in the disabled pool

August 5th, 2010 6:07 am by Staff Report

According to Public Policy Matters the Government Accountability Office claimed in testimony to the Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee that billions of dollars worth of disabled benefits are paid to federal workers who also have full-time jobs.

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Despite the promises Feds admit storing 'virtual strip search' body scans

August 5th, 2010 5:59 am by Staff Report

For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that "scanned images cannot be sto

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Workers in technology, telecom, finance at greatest risk of jobs loss as skills in fast-changing industries quickly become obsolete

August 5th, 2010 5:31 am by Staff Report

To understand the potential consequences of long-term unemployment, consider the job prospects of Sheldon Fisher and Douglas Lawson. In January, Fisher, 53, was dismissed from a software company in Washington State. Lawson, 34, lost his job in October wit

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Stalkers exploit cellphone GPS

August 5th, 2010 5:28 am by Staff Report

Phone companies know where their customers' cellphones are, often within a radius of less than 100 feet. That tracking technology has rescued lost drivers, helped authorities find kidnap victims and let parents keep tabs on their kids.But the technology i

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Tenn. housing grants go to board affiliates

August 5th, 2010 5:20 am by Naomi Snyder

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded at least $28 million in competitive grants and allocations to organizations associated with its own board members since 2007, according to a review by The Tennessean. Four members of the 19-member b

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Man's 7-story fall from building believed to be suicide

August 5th, 2010 5:17 am by Hayes Hickman

KNOXVILLE Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a man who fell from the seventh-floor window of his North Knoxville apartment just after 5 p.m. today.Henry Richardson, 70, was a resident at the publicly subsidized Northgate Terrace apartment h

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