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House Passes Restrictions On NSA’s Collection Of Phone Records

House Passes Restrictions On NSA’s Collection Of Phone RecordsThe House passed a measure to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, approving a scaled-back version of legislation that was prompted by leaks from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas Deal

Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas DealIn an agreement reminiscent of the early days of the Cold War, Russia has agreed to supply China with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of natural gas via a pipeline from Siberia pipeline to begin pumping in four years.

White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone StrikesThe White House will reportedly comply with a court order to release a secret memorandum describing the legal justification for the 2011 drone strike against three Americans in Yemen, including Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader born in the U.S.

CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As CoverA White House official says the CIA will no longer use vaccine programs as cover for spy operations, answering health experts' complaints that it had hurt international efforts to fight disease.

Landslide Win Puts Opposition Party In Charge In India

Landslide Win Puts Opposition Party In Charge In IndiaIn a historic result, opposition leader Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party are celebrating a resounding win in India's elections Friday, after ousting the Congress party that has long dominated politics in the world's largest democracy.

Wildfires In Southern California Consume Thousands Of Acres

Wildfires In Southern California Consume Thousands Of AcresThousands of residents in Southern California were fleeing their homes after being told by authorities to evacuate as nine wind-swept wildfires raged in the region.

Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian SchoolgirlsSecretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the U.S. is using surveillance drones to try to locate more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All CommunicationGlenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who helped to break stories about mass surveillance in the United States, is making more revelations in a new book coming out Tuesday.

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And PresidentMedia industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad ImpactA new U.S. government report released Tuesday finds that climate change is already having a broad impact on both weather and the economy.