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Border Patrol Chief Steps Down Following Trump Border Wall Plans

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Six months in to the job and one day after President Trump announced his intentions of boosting immigration enforcement and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the U.S. Border Patrol resigned.

Flynn Resigns while White House Says he was Fired

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Following reports that he misled senior White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December before President Trump took office, Michael Flynn resigned Monday night as the president’s national security adviser.

Follow the Trump Transition in Real-Time

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Thousands of government and military email addresses were exposed when several adult hookup and pornography sites were hacked last month.Follow the CBS news “Trump Transition to the White House- live blog” to track in real-time the president-elect’s transition to the White House over the next two months.

Former FBI Agent Tracks Russian Twitter Bots

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Former FBI Special Agent, Clint Watts, claimed this week that new information obtained by a project called "Hamilton 68" confirms that Russian Twitter bots were behind the viral spread earlier this month of #FireMcMaster – a hashtag calling for President Trump to fire U.S. National Security Advisory H.R. McMaster.

House Subpoenas Flynn, Others in Russia Probe

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The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Wednesday to former national security adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of its investigation into the Trump Administration’s Russian ties and possible activity during the 2016 election.

How Could 3D Printed Guns Affect Gun Laws?

In the United States, the gun debate has been raging for decades. Gun rights advocates think there are enough – or maybe too many – laws restricting their second amendment right to bear arms. Those wanting more gun control believe that to protect people’s safety, we need the government to regulate who can have a gun.

How Do Algorithms Predict Criminal Behavior?

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In this short video from “Above the Noise,” host Myles Bess takes a deeper look at how algorithms are being used in the criminal justice system – and whether not computer programs make better predictions about criminal behavior than humans.

ICE Union Endorses Trump for President

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For the first time in history, the labor union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump Monday.

President Trump Fires Comey, Now What?

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Update: In a series of Twitter posts early Friday morning, President Trump warned Comey against leaking any negative information about the President, and told the news media he may cancel future White House press briefings.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

President Trump Freezes Federal Hiring

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Making good on campaign promises, yesterday President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order halting all hiring within the federal government, with exceptions for military personnel and where agency and department heads deem necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities. 

This Week on FEDtalk

Your Options This Open Season

In the midst of open season, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday, November 16th, at 11 AM EST to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future, including some exciting new changes to this year’s offerings.

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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

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