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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.

White House: We Expect Russia To Expel Snowden

White House: We Expect Russia To Expel Snowden

The White House said Monday that it expects Russia will decide “to expel Mr. Snowden for his return to the United States.”

‘Profound Questions About Privacy’ Follow Latest Revelations

‘Profound Questions About Privacy’ Follow Latest Revelations

Fresh reports about the massive amount of electronic data that the nation’s spy agencies are collecting “raise profound questions about privacy” because of what they say about how such information will be collected in the future, NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston said Friday on Morning Edition.

IRS Chief Tells Panel ‘Primary Mission’ Is Restoring Trust

IRS Chief Tells Panel ‘Primary Mission’ Is Restoring Trust

The Internal Revenue Service must earn the trust of the American people, the tax agency’s new leader said on Capitol Hill Monday, as he promised to hold employees accountable for targeting the tax-exempt applications of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

Bradley Manning Court-Martial Begins In WikiLeaks Case

Bradley Manning Court-Martial Begins In WikiLeaks Case

Starkly different views of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were presented Monday, the first day of his court-martial on charges that he aided the enemy when he gave a large batch of classified data to WikiLeaks that was then posted online.

Take Your Seat, The ‘No Photography’ Sign Is Lit

Take Your Seat, The ‘No Photography’ Sign Is Lit

What caught our attention was the sound of flight attendants repeatedly ordering passengers not to take pictures or (presumably) videos. Apparently, it’s an official rule at American Airlines:

Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against Pyongyang

Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against Pyongyang

President Obama says the United States and South Korea are determined to stand firm against North Korean threats and that the days of Pyongyang manufacturing a crisis to get international concessions “are over.”

North Korea Reportedly Moves Missiles Off Launch Status

North Korea Reportedly Moves Missiles Off Launch Status

North Korea has reportedly moved two medium-range missiles away from a launch site in the country’s east in an apparent ratcheting down of tensions in the region.

Bombing In Syrian Capital Kills More Than A Dozen People

Bombing In Syrian Capital Kills More Than A Dozen People

Syrian state TV is reporting that a bomb blast in Damascus has killed at least 13 people, a day after the country’s prime minister narrowly escaped a car bomb.

Big Night For Big Men In Round 1 Of NFL Draft

Big Night For Big Men In Round 1 Of NFL Draft

One year after glamour quarterbacks were the big story, NFL teams mostly opted for big, beefy, bruisers during Round One of the 2013 NFL draft Thursday night.