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The moment Rand Paul has been waiting for

He plans to force the expiration of a surveillance law he’s been railing against for years — but the political risks are enormous.<p>Hours before the Senate’s PATRIOT Act standoff hit its peak this month, Republican leaders thought they had Rand Paul figured out. He would object, rail on the matter on …

Privacy concerns over facial recognition test program

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> The Department of Homeland Security is making a new push to find immigration violators.<p>For the next three months, U.S. Customs and …

If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure

The National Security Agency will mothball its mammoth archive of Americans' telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators' access, but will not destroy the database if its legal authority to collect the material expires on schedule this Sunday, …

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Activists: Islamic State seizes more than half of Syria

The Islamic State has seized more than half of Syria after taking full control of the town of Palmyra and its ancient ruins, activists said Thursday.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremists had seized more than 36,000 square miles of the country and had also taken …

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Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State

One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war.<p>In Minneapolis, …

Rand Paul filibusters NSA surveillance in Congress

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) vows to filibuster any attempt in Congress to extend the eavesdropping powers provided to the government …

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IS seizes government HQ in Iraq's Ramadi

Baghdad (AFP) - Islamic State fighters seized the government compound in the city of Ramadi on Friday and edged closer to what would be their biggest …

Islamic State Terror Handbook Trains Western Jihadis To Avoid Capture

Affiliates of the Islamic State terror group are distributing a new handbook aimed to help Western jihadis avoid capture by the police and train them …

Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issues call to arms in 'audio message'

Islamic State leader neither seen nor heard for months amid reports of his death or incapacitation in US-led air strike<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), appeared to issue a defiant call to arms on Thursday in what would be the jihadist leader’s first …

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Feds to Use Social Media to Combat Complaints about Michelle O School Lunches

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing back against a campaign criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules by showing one …

FOOD FIGHT: Feds take to social media to combat paltry Michelle O lunch photos

Shares 2<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to combat the onslaught of paltry school lunch photos being posted by …

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North country residents have mixed views on U.S. border patrol checkpoints

North country residents have mixed views — and strong opinions — about the value of traffic checkpoints routinely set up by U.S. Customs and Border …

Voters Worry Military Exercises May Lead to Federal Control Of States

Sign up for free daily updates<p>Eight weeks of U.S. military exercises this summer in several southwestern states - dubbed Jade Helm 15 - have some …

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia alarm the West by backing Islamist extremists the Americans had bombed in Syria

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are actively supporting a hardline coalition of Islamist rebels against Bashar al-Assad’s regime that includes al-Qaeda’s …

How China and Russia are teaming up to erode American dominance

While the US military is still the most formidable in the world, Beijing and Moscow are catching up. Here we look at the respective countries' manpower<p><b>China</b> has dispatched a convoy of warships for its first ever naval exercises in the Mediterranean, together with a Russian flotilla.<p>The <b>drills</b> …

Roadside checkpoints raise thorny questions

The St. Lawrence County woman who videotaped an altercation with border patrol says Homeland Security agents visited her house while she was at her …

Isis militants slaughter more than 300 Yazidi captives in northern Iraq after thousands were taken captive from villages

More than 300 Yazidi prisoners have been slaughtered by Islamic State militants near Mosul in Iraq.<p>According to the Yazidi Progress Party, hundreds …

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Saudi Arabia burns through foreign reserves | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia is burning through its foreign reserves at a record rate as the kingdom seeks to maintain spending plans despite lower oil prices.<p>The …

David Stockman: ‘There Are No Markets, Just a Raging Casino’

<i>By Dan Weil at Newsmax</i><p>Mania in financial markets has raged so far out of control as to place them outside the realm of rationality, says <b>former White</b> …

National Guard trains for civil unrest, rioting

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Posted:Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:06:05 GMT<p>Updated:Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:06 AM …