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How the NSA plans to prevent another Snowden

The National Security Agency is working overtime to make sure another Edward Snowden doesn’t happen again. But many of the methods are rubbing current NSA employees the wrong way.<p>Two former NSA officials told VentureBeat that the agency, still reeling from the Snowden debacle, has unleashed even …

Somali Pirates Free 11 Crew Kidnapped in 2010

MOGADISHU — Eleven crew members held hostage by Somali pirates for more than three years have been released, regional and United Nations officials said on Saturday.<p>The number of attacks by Somali pirates has fallen over the last two years due to increased naval patrols and the presence of …

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State sends supplies to site holding migrant kids

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied migrant minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.<p>The Homeland Security official told The Associated Press that about 2,000 …

Historian casts doubt on Christopher Columbus account of Santa Maria shipwreck

Expert claims remains of ship recently found off Haiti cannot be Spanish explorer's vessel because it never really sank<p>An 'X' marked the spot on the explorer's map – and the crowd grew wide-eyed in amazement at what they were told lies beneath.<p>The 500-year-old diaries corroborated the find, said …

3 men escape from Canadian jail using helicopter

In a daring operation worthy of a movie, three men escaped from a Canadian jail by helicopter, prompting a massive manhunt, authorities said.<p>The men escaped from a detention center Saturday night in Quebec City.<p>"A helicopter touched down briefly in the courtyard before taking off with the three …