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Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In TaxesSenior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.

Report: British Army Sniper’s Single Shot Kills Six Taliban

Report: British Army Sniper’s Single Shot Kills Six TalibanA shot fired by a British Army sniper at a suspected Taliban fighter in Afghanistan last December killed not just the man in the marksman's sights but also five other men who were thought to be militant soldiers, The Telegraph reports.

Massive Nor’easter Rakes New England

Massive Nor’easter Rakes New EnglandNew England is getting a hard glancing blow from a huge winter storm that has generated hurricane-force winds and such adjectives as "mind-blowing" and "monster" from normally mild-mannered meteorologists.

Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 Museum

Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 MuseumHoping it will be "a dignified and reverential setting," the soon-to-be-opened National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City says approximately 8,000 unidentified remains of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan are returning "to the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site."

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole Countries

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole CountriesThe United States has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls, The Washington Post reports today citing people "with direct knowledge" and documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Man Widely Known As The ‘Kissing Sailor’ In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

Man Widely Known As The ‘Kissing Sailor’ In 1945 V-J Day Photo DiesThe man widely believed to be at the center of an iconic 1945 photo showing a sailor kissing a nurse in the middle of Times Square on V-J Day has died.

Reports: Obama Will Move To Expand Overtime Pay

Reports: Obama Will Move To Expand Overtime PayThe Obama administration's push to put income inequality atop the domestic political agenda has another battlefront.

Supreme Court Refuses To Revisit Case On Anti-Immigrant Laws

Supreme Court Refuses To Revisit Case On Anti-Immigrant LawsA long-running case with great symbolism for the immigration debate in the country has likely come to an end today: The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a Dallas suburb over its stringent laws against illegal immigrants.

Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As ‘A Message’

Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As ‘A Message’An admiral of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet said warships under his command have been dispatched to skirt U.S. maritime borders for the first time, in tit-for-tat move aimed at protesting the U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.

Obama To Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Rogers As NSA Chief

Obama To Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Rogers As NSA ChiefPresident Obama has decided to nominate Vice. Adm. Michael Rogers, the current head of U.S. Cyber Command, as the next director of the National Security Agency, The New York Times, Reuters and CNN are reporting.