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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.”

Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran

Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran

A bipartisan measure defying President Obama would impose new sanctions on Iran if it breaks an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

onfirming one of the week’s less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

‘Huge Win For Victims Of Sexual Assault’ In Defense Budget

‘Huge Win For Victims Of Sexual Assault’ In Defense Budget

“The women of the Senate who led the fight to change how the military deals with sexual assault in its ranks are hailing passage of a comprehensive defense bill that now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature,” The Associated Press writes this morning.

Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA Surveillance

Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA Surveillance

A 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.

Microsoft Executive Will Now Run HealthCare.gov

Microsoft Executive Will Now Run HealthCare.gov

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the operation of the troubled HealthCare.gov website.

Federal Judge Rules NSA Bulk Phone Record Collection Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules NSA Bulk Phone Record Collection Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Washington says the National Security Agency’s program for bulk phone record collection violates Americans’ reasonable expectation of privacy.

Many Steps, Many Countries To Get Chemicals Out Of Syria

Many Steps, Many Countries To Get Chemicals Out Of Syria

With the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons expected to on Tuesday unveil its final plan for how to rid Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime of its chemical weapons, NPR’s Tom Bowman has looked at how the deadly ingredients will be removed even as Syria’s civil war continues to rage.

U.S. Transfers Two Guantanamo Detainees To Saudi Arabia

U.S. Transfers Two Guantanamo Detainees To Saudi Arabia

Over the weekend, the United States transferred custody of two detainees from its prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the government of Saudi Arabia, the Department of Defense said in a press release on Monday.

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In Newtown

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In Newtown

As a steady snow blanketed Newtown, Saturday morning, the bells at St. Rose of Lima church tolled 26 times.