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Patriot Act In Uncharted Legal Territory As Deadline Approaches

Can Con­gress over­rule a court de­cision without chan­ging a word in the law?<p>That’s the ques­tion that law­makers are wrest­ling with after a …

Tesla's low-cost renewable battery could revolutionise Africa's energy supply

Photograph: Holger Weitzel/Corbis<p>Solar panels in the Karoo semi-desert near Hanover, South Africa. The continent has the world’s highest reserves of renewable energy …

Sub-Saharan Africa

UAW weighs new class of auto workers — De Blasio readies progress 'Contract with America' — Busy week ahead for right-to-work

<i>With help from Marianne LeVine and Timothy Noah</i><p><b>UAW, AUTO COMPANIES WEIGH NEW CLASS OF WORKER:</b> “UAW President Dennis Williams, gearing up for summer negotiations with General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, is under pressure to boost pay for 140,000 union-represented …

Ben Carson Has New Tax Plan Based On The Bible, Says Taxing Poor People Less Is ‘Condescending’

Ben Carson is hard at work laying out the lines of his proposed policies, and some of them are more than a little startling. On Sunday, Carson laid …

Ben Carson

2 Inmates Are Dead After Riot At Nebraska Prison

Two inmates were found dead following a riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Tecumseh, Neb., on Monday.<p>The AP reports that authorities finally brought the riot under control this morning. The wire service reports:<p>"The incident started around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the facility when …

Saudi King Won't Attend Camp David Summit

The kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have dropped out of a White House summit planned at Camp David on Thursday.<p>NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that the kingdoms will send deputies instead. Peter filed this report for our Newscast unit:<p>"U.S. officials say there was no snub intended by Saudi King …

Along with Saudi king, most Gulf rulers to skip US summit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping the Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. Most …

South Asia