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Trump administration deep-sixes ‘Deep State’ cash bonuses, cancelling annual awards for career federal government executives

The Presidential Rank Awards are one of the nation’s highest honors for the federal government’s career civil servants. But the Trump administration is cancelling them this year, citing the COVID-19 pandemic During the past three years, Trump has issued several hundred of the awards, including recognition in 2018 to Office of Management and Budget official […]

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A US research lab with nearly $2 billion in government funding is hacking smart devices at the border and studying ‘human odor signatures’ to interrogate criminal suspects

A secretive research lab called Mitre Corporation has existed in the US since the late 1950s and is receiving nearly $2 billion a year in funding, per a Forbes report published Monday. Among its projects are developing systems for infiltrating connected devices at the border to hinder illegal crossings, studying human body odor as a […]

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The United Arab Emirates is launching the Arab world’s first mission to Mars on Tuesday — here’s how to watch

The United Arab Emirates is set to launch a spacecraft to Mars on Tuesday, marking the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. If successful, the UAE’s Hope Probe would orbit Mars for two years and make the first-ever global map of the planet’s climate across seasons. Watch the spacecraft launch live below. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]