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NSA breaks thousands of laws

NSA breaks thousands of laws

Looks like the National Security Agency, which makes it a practice to snoop into lives of Americans, broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year…

Congress, staffs getting exemption from bans on abortion funding?

Congress, staffs getting exemption from bans on abortion funding?

It’s an issue lawmakers may not want to have to explain at town hall meetings back home: An attempt to fix a problem with the new health care law has…

Hagel tries to tone down Obama effect on military sexual assault

Hagel tries to tone down Obama effect on military sexual assault

In a highly unusual move to blunt the legal impact of the president’s comments on military sexual assaults, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering his top leaders to be sure…

Rising threat from al-Qaida?

Rising threat from al-Qaida?

Top U.S. and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al-Qaida, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency nearly two years after…

GOP promotes ‘rising stars’

GOP promotes ‘rising stars’

Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their election woes, while frustrated party elders insist that all Republicans must offer more…

Pentagon set to extend benefits to same-sex couples

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed military personnel and civilian employees, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in June forcing…

Terrorists use online chat rooms

Terrorists use online chat rooms

Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks — including the threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed…

Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 30 months in prison

Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 30 months in prison

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV’s, restaurant…

Half on Obamacare could need federal aid

About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law — would qualify…

Air Force screwup on nukes

Air Force screwup on nukes

Another embarrassing stumble by the U.S. nuclear missile force, this time a safety and security inspection failure, is raising questions about the Air Force’s management of arguably the military’s most…