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Obama exempted Pakistan drone missions from tougher rule in 2013

President Obama secretly granted the Central Intelligence Agency more flexibility to conduct drone strikes targeting terror suspects in Pakistan than anywhere else in the world after approving more restrictive rules in 2013.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. officials, first …

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'Come out of the shadows'

Obama, at last, unveils sweeping action on immigration.<p>President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping actions Thursday aimed at shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and granting work permits to some, setting off a firestorm of Republican vows to stop the president in …

Destroying ISIS Will Take a Lot More Than Killing Its Leadership

A U.S.-led coalition has apparently killed a top aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who himself is reportedly injured. But getting rid of the terror group will require far more.<p>The United States-led campaign against the Islamic State has yielded little tangible success so far. But things may suddenly …

Immigration officials see danger as local cooperation wanes

NEW YORK (AP) — Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born …

U.S. college exam scandals open door to thriving market | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Test preparation companies see a golden opportunity to expand in Asia, after a series of cheating scandals on the U.S. college entrance exam SAT pushed more students in the region to take its lesser-known rival, the ACT.<p>Last month, SAT scores were withheld for thousands of …

Feds Arrest 2,000 Immigrant Convicts, Some Recently Released

More than 2,000 undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation because they have criminal convictions were swept up in a weeklong coast-to-coast operation — and officials say dozens of them could have been nabbed earlier.<p>In the Los Angeles area, for instance, 59 of the 218 suspects had recently …

Obama: 'Not another Cold War'

BRUSSELS, Belgium – President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast the international community’s efforts to support Ukraine amid Russian intervention as just the latest challenge testing the democratic ideals that link the United States and Europe.<p>Delivering the major speech of his weeklong trip across …

Obama's Highly Political Economy Speech

The president's speech was more about establishing the grounds for a fight with the GOP than it was about new policies.<p>Kevin Lamarque/Reuters<p>Sometimes a speech is designed to really do something -- to uplift, to rally, to comfort or heal, to lay out fresh plans and gird for a fight. And sometimes …

Google Calls FBI's Plan to Expand Hacking Power a 'Monumental' Constitutional Threat

Google is warn­ing that the gov­ern­ment’s quiet plan to ex­pand the FBI’s au­thor­ity to re­motely ac­cess com­puter files amounts to a …

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Iran Nuclear Talks: U.S. 'Not Trustworthy,' Says Top Tehran Cleric

LONDON — One of Iran's most powerful clerics lashed out at the American government on Tuesday, saying the U.S. could not be trusted during high-stakes nuclear talks.<p>The Obama administration is working with five world powers and Iran to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program.<p>Grand Ayatollah …