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No Clemency For Snowden, U.S. Officials Say

No Clemency For Snowden, U.S. Officials SayCongressional leaders and the White House had one message for Edward Snowden on Sunday: There will be no clemency for illegally leaking documents that have revealed some of the U.S. government's most secret programs.

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers"The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world," The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.

Report: Obama White House OK’d Spying On Other Leaders

Report: Obama White House OK’d Spying On Other LeadersThis story follows word Monday, as CNN reports, that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says Obama did not know until recently the U.S. was eavesdropping on cellphone calls made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders.

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports AllegeTwo reports released on the eve of White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister allege that the U.S. has "violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan," as McClatchy Newspapers writes.

As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown

As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, ShutdownThe crisis is over, though it may be temporary...

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert DefaultBringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.

Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Senate Leaders Announce Budget DealSenate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on Wednesday aimed at avoiding a default and restarting the government after House Republicans failed to produce a plan of their own that could pass muster.

Congress Works On Holiday, Three Days Before Debt Deadline

Congress Works On Holiday, Three Days Before Debt DeadlineThis year's Columbus Day falls on Day 14 of the federal government shutdown, which means both the House and Senate will be in session on the holiday.

Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed Chairwoman

Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed ChairwomanThe White House says President Obama intends to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, once Ben Bernanke completes his term in January.

Family Of Man Who Set Himself On Fire Says Act Wasn’t Political

Family Of Man Who Set Himself On Fire Says Act Wasn’t PoliticalOfficials have identified the man who died after setting fire to himself last week on the National Mall as John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J.