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Satellite imagery shows North Korea expanding rocket launch site

New satellite imagery shows North Korea is conducting major new construction to expand facilities at a launch site from where it fired a rocket into orbit last December, a US research institute has said.<p>The work at the west coast site of Sohae, near the northern border with China, includes what …

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Obamacare litmus: Lawmaker perks

Leaders on Capitol Hill fought quietly behind the scenes for months to tweak Obamacare rules, so the government could keep making big premium payments for aides and lawmakers when they were pushed onto the new health care exchanges.<p>But that victory is turning into something else for Republicans up …

Does the War Powers Resolution Apply to a US Attack on Syria? | Public Radio International

Amid the many debates about whether President Obama should use force against Syria has been three words: War Powers Resolution. It was passed in 1973 (despite a veto by then President Nixon) and was designed to involve Congress in any decision to send American troops into hostilities.<p>Player …

Atheist Pledge Of Allegiance Case Goes To Massachusetts' Supreme Court

(RNS) Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights.<p>Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation of the separation of …