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Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

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Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence has arrived in the US, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter," and later by cheering supporters in New Hampshire.<p>Mariam Ibrahim flew from Rome, where she had …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Tonight at Curiosity Club: Arthur Hitchcock presents The Walk

<i>Photo by Ira Lippke</i><p>Tonight at <b>Curiosity Club</b> photographer Arthur Hitchcock will describe his incredible journey (literal and figurative) across the US …

Ukraine ceasefire in danger after helicopter shot down

Nine soldiers killed after pro-Russian separatists shoot down helicopter, against their commander's orders to respect ceasefire<p>The US vice-president, Joe Biden, spoke with Ukraine's president on Tuesday after pro-Russian insurgents downed an army helicopter against ceasefire orders from their …

Malaysian 777 Search Missed Most Likely Crash Site 'Hotspot' Says Inmarsat

Inmarsat, the U.K. satellite company that received a series of inflight electronic “handshakes” from the missing Malaysian Boeing 777-200, now says the southern Indian Ocean search has yet to hit what it terms the most likely crash site “hotspot.”<p>In an interview with BBC Television, Inmarsat …