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US Prepared To Engage In Direct Talks With New Iranian President Over Nuclear Program

The White House said such engagement would be aimed at reaching a "diplomatic solution that will fully address the international community's concerns about Iran's nuclear program."<p>The West suspects Iran's nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for peaceful …

About half the Senate skipped classified NSA briefing

Father’s Day was more important<p>America may currently the middle the most intense national debate about data privacy since 9/11, but you wouldn't be able to tell that by looking at the U.S. Senate. The Hill reports that more than half of the senators decided to skip out on a classified briefing on …

8th Grader Arrested Over NRA T-Shirt Argument Now Faces A Year in Jail

The West Virginia eight-grader arrested and suspended over his National Rifle Association T-shirt with an image of a firearm is now facing a $500 fine and a year in jail.<p>A judge is allowing prosecutors to move forward with charging Jared Marcum, 14, with obstructing an officer, WOWK-TV …

The good and the bad of the Farm Bill

The 2013 Farm Bill was approved by the Senate this week, and the $955 billion bill has a lot of good things for a lot of people in need. But it's also filled with big corporate give aways. Where is the Tea Party? Ed irons out the details with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Video: Congressman Claims He Was Told Government Could Listen To Phone Calls Without A Warrant

Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler claims he was told in a closed-door briefing that the NSA could listen to a specific phone call, and get a call's "contents" without a warrant, based solely on an analyst's decision. FBI Director Robert Mueller said that wasn't true. Nadler said he asked the …

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Officials: NSA broke terrorist plots

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five …

Iran election: Mohammad Qalibaf profile

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, 51, currently in second place in the Iranian election, rose to prominence as Tehran's mayor.<p>Mr Qalibaf is said to have excelled as Tehran's mayor - a technocrat, dedicated to easing the sprawling capital's array of urban problems – including its clogged traffic and notorious …

South Asia

Jeb Bush: immigrants 'more fertile'

Jeb Bush, the brother of former President George W Bush, said that the future of the US economy depends upon immigrants in part because they are "more fertile".<p>Mr Bush, thought to be weighing a bid for the <b>Republican</b> presidential nomination in 2016, made the remarks in front of religious …

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NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls

National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.<p>The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need …

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