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5 Topics for Obama’s Final State of the Union

President Barack Obama will walk into the House chamber Tuesday to deliver his final State of the Union address, surrounded by members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, members of his cabinet and guests. The constitutionally mandated message typically assesses the current state of U.S. affairs …

U.N. says some of its peacekeepers were paying 13-year-olds for sex

NAIROBI — The United Nations has been grappling with so many sexual abuse allegations involving its peacekeepers that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called them “a cancer in our system.”<p>Now, officials have learned about what appears to be a fresh scandal. Investigators discovered this month …

Africa

The cunning way that hackers break so-called unbreakable encryption

<i>Modern encryption systems rely on oxymoronic “random generators.” This could be the crack in a supposedly unbreakable system.</i><p>As discussed in a recent Monday Note titled “Let’s Outlaw Math,” electronic messages that are encoded with modern encryption techniques are truly indecipherable by …

Information Security

Biden says Obama offered financial help amid son's illness

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As his eldest son faced the prospect of resigning as Delaware's attorney general amid health concerns, Vice President Joe Biden received an offer that floored him: financial support from his boss, President Barack Obama.<p>In the never been told before story, Biden recalled how …

Joe Biden

Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Deal Blow to Unions

A Supreme Court case argued Monday could significantly weaken government unions across the country. If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs …

Affordable Care Act