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Clicking The ‘Like’ Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules

Clicking The ‘Like’ Button Is Protected Speech, Court RulesClicking the "Like" button on Facebook is tantamount to other forms of protected speech, a federal court decided on Wednesday.

FISA Court Backs NSA Program Of Phone Data Collection

FISA Court Backs NSA Program Of Phone Data CollectionA special federal surveillance court has reaffirmed the constitutionality of a National Security Agency program that collects data about most of the nation's phone traffic. NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the court says the records of phone metadata are not protected by the Fourth Amendment.

U.S. Won’t Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Won’t Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex CouplesThe Obama administration will stop enforcing two sections of a law that lays out benefits for U.S. veterans. The sections define marriage as between a man and woman and deny legally married same-sex couples Veterans Affairs benefits like health care and disability payments.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex MarriageTwo months after she joined a landmark Supreme Court decision that the federal government must recognize gay marriages, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was officiating such a wedding.

35-Year Sentence For Bradley Manning

35-Year Sentence For Bradley ManningArmy Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, was sentenced by a military judge to 35 years in prison.

Pentagon Details Plan To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

Pentagon Details Plan To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex SpousesThe Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it is extending full benefits to the same-sex spouses of service members and civilian employees.

Judge Cuts Bradley Manning’s Possible Sentence To 90 Years

Judge Cuts Bradley Manning’s Possible Sentence To 90 YearsThe military judge presiding over the sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning today reduced the maximum possible sentence the former intelligence analyst could face.

Court-Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting Rampage

Court-Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting RampageFormer Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with opening fire in a troop processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, and killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in 2009.

U.S. Declassifies Documents About Surveillance Programs

U.S. Declassifies Documents About Surveillance ProgramsThe National Security Agency declassified more documents that shed light on formerly secret programs that collect a vast amount of metadata on the phone calls made in the United States, as well as the electronic communication of foreigners.

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf Spill

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf SpillHalliburton Energy Services Inc. will plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010 that left 11 dead and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the Justice Department said on Thursday.