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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops’ Deaths

Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops’ DeathsThe news from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' interviews with NPR and other news outlets — notably, how he uses a new book to criticize many in the White House — has now been widely reported.

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.

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand SouthAn intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute some flights. That's the bad news. The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis southward, perhaps down to Colorado and Illinois.

Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA Surveillance

Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA SurveillanceA panel looking into U.S. electronic surveillance activities in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations has recommended removing the NSA's authority to collect and store Americans' telephone data.

Costs Of Shutdown And Health Website Highlight ‘Wastebook’

Costs Of Shutdown And Health Website Highlight ‘Wastebook’Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual Wastebook.

No Amnesty For Edward Snowden, White House Says

No Amnesty For Edward Snowden, White House SaysThe New York Times reported Sunday that the U.S. may never know the extent of how much information Snowden took from government computers when he left the country earlier this year.

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The SeabedScientists think there are vast reserves of fresh groundwater buried under the oceans — a potentially valuable resource for coastal cities that need freshwater.

Orc And Dagger: U.S. Reportedly Spied On Gamers Online

Orc And Dagger: U.S. Reportedly Spied On Gamers OnlineThe project involved spies creating identities in networks that include Second Life and World of Warcraft, according to the reports. Another arm of the work is said to have collected massive amounts of data from Microsoft's Xbox Live network and elsewhere.

WATCH: U.S. Air Force Band Stages A ‘Holiday Flash Mob’

WATCH: U.S. Air Force Band Stages A ‘Holiday Flash Mob’Members of the United States Air Force Band surprised visitors of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington with a joyous performance of holiday classics.

Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This Weekend

Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This WeekendA large tract of America can expect "a major icing event," the National Weather Service says, predicting snow and ice in an area that includes at least eight states from Texas to the Ohio Valley.