The Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to confirm James “Mad Dog” Mattis to be the nation’s new secretary of Defense and John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/20/senate-confirms-first-trump-cabinet-pick-defense-secretary-james-mattis/96841458/

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The federal government has agreed to pay $24 million to settle a long-running discrimination case brought by a group of African-American Secret Service agents who alleged that they were systematically denied promotion to the agency’s highest ranks. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/17/government-pays-24-million-settle-secret-service-discrimination-case/96703854/?csp=dailybriefing

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A recent inspector general report found that the IRS may have a widespread problem in which its employees are sending unencrypted emails containing the personal data of taxpayers.

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