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USAID: $10.4 Million to ‘Empower’ Girls in Malawi to Use Birth Control CNS
July 14, 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to spend up to $10.4 million in taxpayer dollars to “empower” young girls in Malawi to use birth control to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV - which disproportionately affects young females - even though such efforts have failed in the past.
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$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher 'Risk for Hazardous Drinking'?CNS
Mar 19th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to study why lesbians are at a higher “risk for hazardous drinking.”
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Feds Spend $3.8 Million to ‘Decrease Human-Elephant Conflict’CNS
Mar 18th, 2013
The Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $3.8 million in 2011 and 2012 for a “African Elephant Conservation” grant that, in part, aims to “decrease human-elephant conflict.”
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+30.5B: Federal Spending Up, Not Down, in First 5 Months of FY13CNS
Mar 15th, 2013
Federal spending was up $30.5 billion in the first five months of fiscal 2013 compared to the first five months of fiscal 2012, according to official data from the U.S. Treasury.
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Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are FatCNS
Mar 11th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
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TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New UniformsCNS
Mar 5th, 2013
The sequester will not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from spending up to $50 million on new uniforms for its agents, which will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
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Real Federal Spending Up $822.90 Per American Since 2008CNS
Feb 22nd, 2013
Inflation-adjusted per capita federal spending was $822.90 higher in fiscal 2012 than it was in fiscal 2008, according to official data from the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau.