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Review Of Terrorism Cases Finds NSA Spying Helped Very Little

Review Of Terrorism Cases Finds NSA Spying Helped Very LittleSurveillance programs run by the National Security Agency helped very little when it came to cases brought against individuals the United States says were linked to al-Qaida.

Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West Virginia

Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West VirginiaMore than 100,000 customers of one water company in West Virginia have been warned not to drink, cook or wash with the water coming from their taps because of chemicals that seeped into the Elk River near Charleston on Thursday.

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells Agencies

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells AgenciesUtah is instructing state officials to put services and paperwork for same-sex couples on hold, reflecting a recent U.S. Supreme Court order that halted gay marriages in the state.

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment BenefitsA three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished; ‘I Already Won’

Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished; ‘I Already Won’"As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated," says the former NSA contractor.

WATCH LIVE: Space Station Spacewalk

WATCH LIVE:  Space Station SpacewalkNASA has launched its webcast of Tuesday's spacewalk at the International Space Station, where two American astronauts will continue critical repairs on cooling equipment.

Raúl Castro: U.S. And Cuba Can Have ‘Civilized Relationship’

Raúl Castro: U.S. And Cuba Can Have ‘Civilized Relationship’Cuban President Raúl Castro says the U.S. and Cuba could have a "civilized relationship."

Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card Accounts

Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card AccountsTarget Corp. acknowledged early Thursday that there was a massive security breach of its customers' credit and debit card accounts starting the day before Thanksgiving and extending at least to Dec. 15 — the heart of the holiday shopping season.

House Approves Budget Deal; Compromise Heads To Senate

House Approves Budget Deal; Compromise Heads To SenateThe House has approved a bipartisan budget deal to cut around $23 billion from the federal deficit over 10 years while removing the threat of a possible government shutdown until 2015. A shutdown deadline had loomed for Jan. 15.

Regulators Approve Rule To Rein In Banks’ Risky Trades

Regulators Approve Rule To Rein In Banks’ Risky TradesThe Volcker rule, a centerpiece of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law aimed at stopping some of the risky banking practices that contributed to the economic meltdown, was approved by five key regulators on Tuesday, clearing the way for its implementation.