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Astronauts teach Chinese schoolchildren in live link from space – video

A group of 330 school students in Beijing receive a live lecture from three Chinese astronauts in space. The scientists aboard the Shenzhen 10 …

Supreme Court Holds Off On Rulings On Affirmative Action, Voting Rights And Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court did not make major rulings on voting rights, affirmative action or gay marriage Thursday.<p>The court has two days left in June to announce decisions. The court typically recesses at the end of June; however, the court can add more days if it so chooses.<p>The court has yet to rule on …

A sensible coin could save a mint

While Congress struggles to find common ground on our nation’s deficit, there’s a bipartisan delegation of senators from five states working on one common-sense budget savings proposal: eliminating the dollar bill in favor of the dollar coin and saving taxpayers $4.5 billion without raising taxes …

Service key to national strength

America has had its share of traumas lately — the shooting in Newtown, Conn., the bombing in Boston, and disasters in West, Texas, and Norman, Okla. After letters and donations overwhelmed Newtown, its postmaster remarked: “This is just the proof of the love that’s in this country.” The citizens of …

Chuck Hagel Jokes That Indian Man Asking Him A Question Is A Member Of The Taliban

He was a college professor. Hagel was speaking at the University of Nebraska where he went to school. He had previously answered a question on Afghanistan and negotiating with the Taliban before the exchange.

Director Mueller Told Senate Panel FBI Uses Drones

Robert Mueller told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the FBI used drones rarely and for surveillance proposes. The DEA and the ATF had both revealed they possessed drones.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>On a Thursday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And I'm …

The secret history of the Bill of Rights

Activists today invoke the 2nd and 4th Amendments as if they’re kindred spirits with Madison. Here’s the real story<p>Is the Bill of Rights — made up by the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the foundation of American liberty? So we are told by civil libertarians on the left alarmed by …

Why the FBI Shouldn't Be Trusted to Investigate the Death of Ibragim Todashev

For at least 20 years, its inquiries have never found fault with a fatal shot taken by an agent.<p>Reuters<p>Almost a month ago, the FBI shot and killed a 27-year-old man, Ibragim Todashev, during an interview at his Orlando, Florida apartment. In the aftermath of the shooting, various law enforcement …

By David Simon's Own Logic, NSA Surveillance Should Alarm Him

The creator of The Wire sets out to condemn NSA surveillance alarmists and ends up ensnaring himself.<p>Reuters<p>David Simon, the creator of <i>The Wire</i>, has taken to his personal website in the last few days to castigate Americans who object to the NSA's massive program of secret surveillance on innocents. …

Families of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue U.K. government

A precedent setting U.K. Supreme Court ruling says soldiers abroad protected by human rights law<p>In a landmark ruling in the U.K. that is sure to reverberate in the U.S. defense community, the British Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that families of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the U.K. …

Senators Are Closing In On A Major Breakthrough In Immigration Legislation That Could Reassure Senate Passage

A pair of Republican senators has spearheaded an amendment that could lead to a major breakthrough in Senate support for the immigration reform bill, leading to hopes that it could provide a whopping 70 votes in favor of the bill and spur action from the House of Representatives.<p>The deal, which is …

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