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Paul Ryan tries to ease tensions with black lawmakers on poverty

(This April 30 story was corrected to fix surname of congressman to Clyburn from Rayburn in the final paragraph)<p>U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) talks to reporters as he departs a Republican House caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst<p>By David …

House plans special committee to probe Benghazi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Speaker of the House of Representatives said on Friday the House will vote to create a special committee - the same type of panel that investigated the Watergate scandal - to probe the deadly September 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.<p>A protester reacts as the U.S. …

Obama, Merkel still struggle over spying but agree on trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel could not hide differences on Friday over U.S. surveillance practices despite Obama’s offer of “cyber dialogue” with Berlin and a pledge to bridge gaps that have tarnished their relationship.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Swiss migration quotas: Rift with EU grows

<b>How far should non-EU member Switzerland follow the bloc's rules - and should the EU punish it if it does not?</b><p>The question has become live since the Swiss voted to introduce immigration quotas - contrary to the freedom of movement agreement it had signed with the EU.<p>And Brussels is aware that its …

Europe

Google Just Got Hit with a Major Class Action Lawsuit

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Hagens Berman, a consumer rights law firm, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Google, claiming …

Greenwald wants Brazil to give Snowden asylum

The US journalist who broke the first stories about the US National Security Agency's (NSA) global spying programme has asked Brazilian senators to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Glenn Greenwald spoke on Wednesday to senators investigating reports about US, British and Canadian spying on …

Official justifies collecting metadata | Salon.com

One result of Edward Snowden’s leaked documents is the discovery that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has created a body of law, unbeknownst to the public, in order to justify the collection of phone call metadata on virtually all Americans. At the heart of this discovery -- at …

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Edward Snowden Was No Coward To Flee U.S., Pentagon Papers Lawyer Says

WASHINGTON -- National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been slammed by some as a “coward” for refusing to turn himself in to U.S. authorities and face espionage charges for shedding light on secret surveillance programs. But one of the lawyers involved in the Vietnam-era Pentagon …