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How the EPA Works

The EPA was established to protect human health and the environment. How does the agency interpret and enact environmental legislation?


How the FDA Works

 How the FDA Works

How does the FDA keep us safe? Learn how the Food and Drug Administration works and explore some of the agency's successes and criticisms. See more »

How Numbers Stations Work

 How Numbers Stations Work

If you've ever heard random numbers on a random empty radio frequency, you may have heard a numbers station. Find out about these cryptic broadcasts. See more »

Spy Pictures

 Spy Pictures

Spy pictures show the secretive world of intelligence gathering. Check out this collection of spy pictures. See more »

How the EPA Works

 How the EPA Works

The EPA was established in order to protect human health and the environment. Learn more about the EPA and some of the duties the EPA performs. See more »

How the U.S. Postal Service Works

 How the U.S. Postal Service Works

The U.S. Postal Service employs about 700,000 people and is responsible for the delivery of mail. Learn more about the United States Postal Service. See more »

11 Terms Used by Spies

 11 Terms Used by Spies

Maybe you're involved in a covert operation. Maybe you're just curious. We don't need to know, but you should learn the 11 terms used by spies here. See more »

How U.S. Marshals Work

 How U.S. Marshals Work

The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the nation. Learn about famous U.S. Marshals and the duties and history of the U.S. Marshals. See more »

How Spies Work

 How Spies Work

Spying is a tense and often deadly way for governments to gather secret information from their enemies. Learn how spies are recruited and why some people choose to become spies. See more »

Is the FBI reading my e-mail?

 Is the FBI reading my e-mail?

When the FBI announced two years ago that it no was longer using its Carnivore Internet surveillance software, it seemed like a victory. Find out why the techniques employed in the new ISP-based surveillance approach may be even more evasive. See more »

Do I have a terrorist score on file with Homeland Security?

 Do I have a terrorist score on file with Homeland Security?

In a document released in early November, the Department of Homeland Security revealed aspects of a targeting program that most citizens and many lawmakers didn't know about. See more »