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Washington Post | Dec 1, 2016

NTSB: Metro knew of potentially dangerous track conditions more than a year before July derailment

Metro knew of track flaws more than a year before a July derailment, and the agency’s track inspectors may have contributed to the crash by falsifying inspection reports month after month, according to documents released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Associated Press | Dec 1, 2016

Workers: Sexual harassment also rampant at Forest Service

Two months after uncovering rampant sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at the National Park Service, a House oversight panel says similar problems plague the Forest Service.

Daily Caller | Dec 1, 2016

Federal Agencies Collect $83 Billion In Fines, Avoid Congressional Oversight

Federal agencies increased their spending by collecting more than $83 billion worth from fines, penalties and settlements with individuals and corporations between 2010 and 2015, then spent the funds without prior congressional approval, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Washington Post | Dec 1, 2016

After 45 years of harassment of female wildfire fighters, Congress says enough

In a scathing rebuke of the U.S. Agriculture Department, House members called the department’s response to harassment claims filed by female wildfire fighters “incompetent” in an oversight hearing on Thursday.