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NY Judge Rules NSA Phone Metadata Collection is Legal

Today, a judge in New York ruled that the NSA’s collection of phone metadata of United States citizens is, in fact, lawful. This ruling—the result of a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the United States Government—comes…
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Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson sues French author over novel imitation

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson on Wednesday launched a court case seeking damages from a French author whose novel features a character that closely resembles her. The star is suing for 50,000 euros ($70,000) in damages from the author and his…

UN officials hail ‘significant’ move by US to curb power plant emissions

2 June 2014 – United Nations officials today welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the...
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Three dead, suspect caught in shootings at Kansas Jewish sites

A gunman shot three people dead at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas, drawing widespread condemnation and consternation on the eve of Passover. The 70-year-old white male suspect, who is in custody, was not local and did…
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US stocks finish higher; biotech sector steadies

US stocks Tuesday finished higher as biotechnology companies and other high-tech equities steadied following a two-day skid. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 91.19 (0.56 percent) to 16,367.88. The broad-based S&P 500 rose 8.18 (0.44 percent)…

Mexico: UN rights office notes ‘deep concerns’ over case of missing students

14 November 2014 – The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) today cautioned against jumping to conclusions regarding the “complex and ongoing” investigation into...
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Former US President George W. Bush on younger brother: ‘I hope Jeb runs’

If it were up to former US President George W. Bush, a third member of the Republican family dynasty -- his younger brother Jeb -- would run for the White House. Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida, has acknowledged he has not ruled out…
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US urges Putin to stop destabilizing Ukraine

The United States called Monday on Russia's President Vladimir Putin to stop destabilizing Ukraine, saying it was concerned about "several escalatory" moves over the weekend. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the United States was prepared to impose…
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Mexico’s oil giant Pemex reports $2.7 billion Q1 loss

Mexico's state oil giant Pemex on Wednesday reported a nearly $2.7 billion loss in the first quarter. Pemex, which provides a third of Mexico's government revenue, had a $327 million loss in the same quarter of 2013. The company saw a net loss of $12…

Government Clarifies Its Stance on NSL Gag Orders

It seems the government doesn't know where it stands when it comes to national security letters (NSLs). National security letters are the investigative tool that...