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Latest Leak: U.K. Spied On Webchats, Grabbed Millions Of Images

Latest Leak: U.K. Spied On Webchats, Grabbed Millions Of ImagesThe Guardian reports, "a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases."

VIDEO: Warm Reception As NBA’s Jason Collins Makes History

VIDEO: Warm Reception As NBA’s Jason Collins Makes HistoryBy checking in during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets became the first openly gay man to play for a team in one of the nation's four major professional sports.

Taliban Break Off Negotiations On U.S. Soldier Held Since 2009

Taliban Break Off Negotiations On U.S. Soldier Held Since 2009The Afghan Taliban said it was cutting off talks with Washington to trade long-time captive U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five of the prisoners held at Guantanamo.

Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot Industry

Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot IndustryThe federal government on Friday issued guidelines for banks seeking to do business with the legal marijuana industry, stopping short of a blanket immunity for them, but strongly indicating that prosecutions for such crimes as money laundering would be unlikely.

Make It A Grande: Mammoth Tusk Find Likely Seattle’s Largest

Make It A Grande: Mammoth Tusk Find Likely Seattle’s LargestThe tusk from a mammoth that lived 16,000 years ago in the Seattle area unearthed earlier this week appears to be the largest, most intact ever found in the region.

U.S. Citizen May Be Targeted With Drone Strike: Reports

U.S. Citizen May Be Targeted With Drone Strike: Reports"An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year," those officials tell The Associated Press.

‘Mind-Boggling,’ Historic Ice Storm Headed For Deep South

‘Mind-Boggling,’ Historic Ice Storm Headed For Deep South"Mind-boggling if not historical" ice accumulations are expected Wednesday and Thursday across a wide swath of the Deep South that includes Atlanta, other parts of Georgia, Columbia, S.C., and up to Raleigh/Durham, N.C.

Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As ‘A Message’

Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As ‘A Message’An admiral of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet said warships under his command have been dispatched to skirt U.S. maritime borders for the first time, in tit-for-tat move aimed at protesting the U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary SaysWarning that "simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like it might default on its debts.

U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental ReviewThe State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the Keystone XL pipeline goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.