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Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

Poll: Americans feel system is 'stacked against' them

An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows that 55 percent of those polled feel that America’s economic and political systems are stacked against them. …

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet: Search Expands to 11 Countries, 'Deep and Remote Oceans'

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet now spans "large tracts of land crossing 11 countries as well as deep and remote oceans," …

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Severe winter weather estimated to cost U.S. economy nearly $50 billion

The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey.<p>Snow, ice and bitter cold will shave about 0.3 percentage point from economic growth, according to Wall Street economists, fund …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes, steals user data

The Syrian Electronic Army has attacked Forbes, stealing user data and posting fake stories to its Web site.<p>The hacking group announced the exploit on Friday, showing several screenshots of the Wordpress-based backend of the Forbes.com Web site. The organization said in a tweet that more than 1 …

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One in Five Obamacare Enrollees Never Paid Their First Premium

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>About one in five Obamacare enrollees never paid their first month premium, meaning they weren't …

Drones of the Future Will Make Own Decisions

Drones will eventually be equipped with stronger chemical weapons and able to make their own decisions, according to a new report from the U.S. …

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Internet privacy as important as human rights, says UN's Navi Pillay

The UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has compared the uproar in the international community caused by revelations of mass surveillance with the collective response that helped bring down the apartheid regime in South Africa.<p>Pillay, the first non-white woman to serve as a high-court judge in …

Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

West Point Hosted its First Male Same-Sex Wedding

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two former West Point cadets went to the military academy's Cadet Chapel on Sunday to get married, …

Once Opposed, Key Lawmakers Back New Anti-NSA Bill

The primary spon­sor of the Pat­ri­ot Act will in­tro­duce a bill next week aimed at rein­ing in the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s …

Syria crisis: Mosque car bomb 'kills 40' near Damascus

At least 40 people, including children, reported killed following car bomb outside a mosque in Damascus province after Friday prayers.<p>A car bomb outside a mosque near Damascus killed at least 40 people on Friday, an NGO said, as a top UN official expressed mounting concern over hundreds of …

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U.S. negotiator in nuclear talks assures Iranians she'll be fair

WASHINGTON – America’s chief negotiator with Iran promised in a broadcast intended for Iranians that she will be a “fair, balanced” participant in talks over Tehran’s<p>nuclear program, despite her comment this month that “deception is part of the DNA” among Iranians.<p>Facing criticism from hard-line …

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Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.<p>It’s so common to see studies about the United States’s lackluster academic performance …

Ore. School Board Votes to Allow Staff to Pack Heat at School

A school board in St. Helens, Ore., voted to allow teachers and staff to pack heat on school grounds, an official said.<p>St. Helens School Board …

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John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

IT'S OFFICIAL: The Government Has Shut Down, And Here's The GOP's Next Move

The House of Representatives is expected to vote late Monday night on a motion to go to conference with the Senate on the government-funding bill, a move that Democrats immediately rejected as a cynical political ploy.<p>Republicans decided not vote on the so-called "clean" CR as demanded by House and …

American poverty figure edges up to 46.5 million

<b>The number of Americans in poverty rose slightly last year to 46.5 million, according to US Census data, despite a stock market recovery.</b><p>The figure edged up from 46.2 million in 2011, meaning the national poverty rate remains unchanged at 15%.<p>It is the sixth year in a row that the rate failed to …

Why Canada’s cities aren’t cracking down on marijuana stores

<i>Harrison Jordan is a second-year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School and heads the Big Toke, which offers consulting services for cannabis businesses.</i><p>-----------------------------------------<p>Canada's municipalities are in a tough position when it comes to pot. Faced with a previous federal …

On Anniversary Of Benghazi Attack, Libya Still Struggles

The deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, which took place a year ago Wednesday, symbolized the violence, chaos and struggles that have defined Libya since the ousting of dictator Moammar Gadhafi two years ago.<p>The country is split along regional and tribal lines. The government of Prime …