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7 min ago | The New Zealand Herald
Richard Leon, the judge who declared that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional, has a long record of taking on executive branch actions.
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4 hrs ago | USA Today
The end of long-term unemployment benefits this month means millions of Americans could be left without their sole source of income while they look for work.
8 hrs ago | Politico
For a party that prides itself on fiscal austerity, Republicans in the Senate seem to be having a few math - and memory - lapses when it comes to the budget agreement sent to the White House this week.
If you're part of the U.S. national security apparatus and you torture someone to death during an interrogation, you can rest easy.
Investigators say the Air Force general fired in October as commander of the U.S. land-based nuclear missile force engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while in Russia, including heavy drinking and rudeness to his hosts.
The Senate's top Democrat promised Thursday that the chamber would vote in early January on extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
At some point in the early '90s, folk metal acts from the Middle East received the decidedly un-PC neologism, Oriental Metal.
I tried to get in the shower, but he was there, too. He was also at my breakfast table and in my car when I went to leave for work.
Chinese investors stand ready to plow money into Wichita, Mayor Carl Brewer told The Eagle on Wednesday: investing in commercial real estate, aviation businesses and – much to the mayor's surprise – city projects like the Century II renovation or rebuild, water and sewer improvements, libraries and a new water source.
Taiwan has ordered the grounding of all its newly acquired AH-64E Apache attack helicopters after it was informed by the United States of a malfunction in the helicopters, Defense Minister Yen Ming said yesterday.
It describes in detail what users of the micro-blogging site forfeit by way of privacy when they tweet.
U.S. taxpayers will forgo more than $1 billion in revenue in the next decade now that officials have dropped plans to increase royalty rates for drilling on federal land, a report released on Tuesday concluded.
Leon, a blunt-spoken, bowtie-wearing appointee of President George W. Bush, has ruled against the federal agencies on issues from drugs used for executions to warnings on cigarette packages.
President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.
A mother waits with her child at an HIV clinic in Nyagasambu, Rwanda, in February 2008.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that Supreme Court justices should work as long as they can and shouldn't manipulate their retirement so a like-minded president can appoint their successor.