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Italy town angered by Syria chemical disposal

Plans for the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons at an Italian port are meeting with local opposition.<p>Syria's most toxic chemicals - 560 tonnes worth - are to be transferred from a Danish ship to an American one. The so called 'priority one' chemicals are changing ships at the Calabrian town of …

Obama: Take NSA out of storing snooping data - NBC Politics

By Michael O'Brien, NBC News<p>President Barack Obama ordered changes to intelligence-gathering practices that would prevent the government from storing broad collections of phone and electronic communication data.<p>President Obama is hoping the changes he's announced to the government's surveillance …

Company Involved in West Virginia Chemical Spill Files for Bankruptcy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Freedom Industries, the unfortunately named company whose chemical leak contaminated the water …

Subpoenas hit Christie aides, office

New Jersey lawmakers have subpoenaed several of Gov. Chris Christie’s senior aides — and issued broad subpoenas for the governor’s office and campaign overall — as they press forward with their investigation of the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal.<p>The targets of 20 subpoenas were announced …

Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public

Obama is draping the banner of change over the NSA status quo. Bulk surveillance that caused such outrage will remain in place<p>In response to political scandal and public outrage, official Washington repeatedly uses the same well-worn tactic. It is the one that has been hauled out over decades in …