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Judge halts Trump’s deportations

A federal judge's emergency order has temporarily barred the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban. The judge...

Will Virginia join swing towards gay marriage?

Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed. This purple...

Conflicting court rulings on NSA spying on Americans

Opposing court rulings on the National Security Agency's massive phone record surveillance — one threatening the program and the other supporting it — are...

Secret court authorizes continuation of NSA spying

A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the...

Judge rules NSA spying on Americans is legal

The heated debate over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts Friday, when a...

Obama drops block to secret court ruling on NSA

The Obama administration has dropped its objection to the publication of a secret court opinion on the law that authorizes the National Security Agency's...

Obama’s ‘slow boats to hell’ for suspected terrorists

Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long...

Secret court defends government spying on Americans

The surveillance court that oversees the U.S. government's massive collection of telephone data gave its fullest defense to date on Tuesday of why it...

Judge: Obama’s drone use rationale ‘disconcerting’

A federal judge said Friday that she finds "disconcerting" the Obama administration's position that courts have no role in a lawsuit over the 2011...

Anger remains in Congress over government spying on Americans

Six weeks after a leaked document exposed the scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records, many Democrats and some Republicans are still...