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Obama fights to keep U.S. surveillance court secret

The Obama administration on Friday urged a secret U.S. court that oversees surveillance programs to reject a request by a civil liberties group to...

Lawmakers skeptical over claimed value of spying program

The former spy agency contractor who fled to Hong Kong to leak U.S. secrets said he's not there to hide from justice and has...

Invasion of privacy lawsuits usually a long-shot

Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein — a telecommunications technician who...

How the Boston bombers’ plan to strike next in Times Square...

Armed with a pressure-cooker explosive and five pipe bombs, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing made a spur-of-the-moment decision last week to give...

With cameras everywhere, it’s hard to avoid detection

As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings illustrates, getting lost in the crowd is no longer an easy feat. There are eyes —...

Supremes look at controversial patenting of human genes

DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar medical monopoly? The...

Arkansas takes aim at abortion providers

The Republican-led Arkansas Senate, in the latest statehouse swipe at abortion providers around the country, approved a bill on Tuesday that sponsors said was...

Domestic use of drones raises privacy questions

It's a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans' everyday lives, performing countless useful functions. A far cry...

Kentucky lawmakers override governor’s veto of “religious freedom” bill

Kentucky lawmakers have voted to override the governor's veto of a bill intended to better protect legal claims of religious freedom. The law will give...

Federal appeals court declares anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional

An appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that a law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is...