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Wicked Winter Storm Expected To Blow Itself Out Later Today

Wicked Winter Storm Expected To Blow Itself Out Later Today

It’s been a big storm: The worst may have passed, but an early Friday satellite image shows that bad weather still stretched across much of the nation.

Utah Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Stop Gay Marriages

Utah Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Stop Gay Marriages

Utah’s attorney general has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay that would allow the state to enforce its limit of marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

Obama Gives Federal Workers A 1 Percent Raise

Obama Gives Federal Workers A 1 Percent Raise

President Obama signed an executive order on Monday, giving federal workers and military personnel a 1 percent raise.

Fed Says It Will Begin Tapering Off Its Stimulus In January

Fed Says It Will Begin Tapering Off Its Stimulus In January

Citing an improving economy, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would begin gradually paring back an $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program aimed at stimulating growth.

Senate Approves Budget Deal, Reducing Chances Of A Shutdown

Senate Approves Budget Deal, Reducing Chances Of A Shutdown

The Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal aimed at easing automatic spending cuts and avoiding a government shutdown, following a House vote on the measure last week.

Edward Snowden Seeks ‘Permanent Political Asylum’

Edward Snowden Seeks ‘Permanent Political Asylum’

Edward Snowden says “permanent political asylum” will give him the freedom to talk about U.S. surveillance programs.

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

Environment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska.

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.

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the bipartisan deal that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate “sequester” budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington, D.C.

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

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

The 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.