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Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who’s a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

FAA Orders Apnea Testing For Overweight Pilots, Controllers

FAA Orders Apnea Testing For Overweight Pilots, Controllers

U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers who are deemed overweight will be screened for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, a condition that could cause them fatigue on the job, endangering the lives of air passengers, a new FAA order says.

Details Emerge About Colorado Mine Accident And Safety Record

Details Emerge About Colorado Mine Accident And Safety Record

One of the men killed at the Revenue-Virginius mine in Ouray, Colo., on Sunday was trying to find the other miner who died.

NSA Releases Some Files On Electronic Surveillance

NSA Releases Some Files On Electronic Surveillance

Reporters on the national security beat are sifting through about 1,000 pages of newly declassified documents that the National Security Agency released late Monday.

That Clam In Your Chowder Might Be Hundreds Of Years Old

That Clam In Your Chowder Might Be Hundreds Of Years Old

First we heard on Morning Edition that a clam scientists had opened up turned out to have been 507 years old.

Intelligence Officials Aim To Pre-Empt More Surveillance Leaks

Intelligence Officials Aim To Pre-Empt More Surveillance Leaks

NSA officials are bracing for more surveillance disclosures from the documents taken by former contractor Edward Snowden — and they want to get out in front of the story.

Strongest Cyclone Ever? Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines

Strongest Cyclone Ever? Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines

Meteorologists weren’t holding back Friday after watching in amazement as Typhoon Haiyan roared over the Philippines with pounding rain and top sustained winds approaching 200 mph as it neared the coast.

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

“The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world,” The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.

READ: Bipartisan Bill To End NSA’s Domestic Bulk Collection

READ: Bipartisan Bill To End NSA’s Domestic Bulk Collection

Bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill about data from Americans’ phone and Internet records being vacuumed up by the National Security Agency has led to an unusual alliance involving a prominent House Republican and a veteran Senate Democrat.

U.S. Spying Update: Europe Fumes And Protesters Rally In D.C.

U.S. Spying Update: Europe Fumes And Protesters Rally In D.C.

Anger, distrust and possible punishments are the defining themes of Europe’s reaction to news that a U.S. spy agency monitored the phone calls of millions of European citizens and some world leaders.