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California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman

California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of WomanThe California Highway Patrol says it is investigating a video that shows an officer repeatedly punching a woman after trying to stop her from walking into traffic.

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’A Washington Post analysis revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners.

Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Boko Haram; Hundreds Still Held

Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Boko Haram; Hundreds Still HeldMore than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have reportedly escaped to freedom, after their captors left for a raid.

Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon SpatThis week two different sets of authors sent open letters to their "readers" urging them to take one side or the other in the ongoing controversy.

Pentagon Grounds All F-35s Amid Fire Investigation

Pentagon Grounds All F-35s Amid Fire InvestigationThe Pentagon has grounded all of its F-35s while it investigates the cause of a fire last month involving one of the jets.

Colombia Gives Federal Workers Afternoon Off To Watch Soccer Match

Colombia Gives Federal Workers Afternoon Off To Watch Soccer MatchColombian President Juan Manuel Santos is giving government workers the afternoon off on Friday, so they can watch their national team in the quarter finals of the World Cup.

Purling In Anger: Arrest Breaks Up ‘Knit-In’ At Vermont Utility

Purling In Anger: Arrest Breaks Up ‘Knit-In’ At Vermont UtilityA "knit-in" was broken up in South Burlington on Wednesday, after five women who are unhappy with a Vermont Gas pipeline plan occupied the utility's waiting room — and occupied themselves by knitting.

U.S. Privacy Board Says NSA Internet Spying Is Constitutional

U.S. Privacy Board Says NSA Internet Spying Is ConstitutionalA bipartisan privacy board that was appointed by President Obama following the disclosures made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has released a report (PDF) that says the security agency's Internet spying is legal and constitutional.

Facebook’s Sandberg Apologizes For Newsfeed Experiment

Facebook’s Sandberg Apologizes For Newsfeed ExperimentFacebook's No. 2 executive apologized on Wednesday over an experiment that manipulated the news feeds of more than 600,000 users.