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Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

Senate Student Loan Proposals Fail To Advance As Rate Surge Looms

Some 7 million college students will see their borrowing costs double next week after Republicans and Democrats paid little attention to the issue for 11 months, then spent the past month vainly squabbling over a solution.<p>Senate Democrats on Thursday rallied against a potential bipartisan …

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Heavy rains trigger flash flooding in the Northeast<p>Video raises questions about shooting by off-duty NYPD officer<p>Suspect in murder of prominent …

James Comey Nominated To Be New FBI Director

President Obama has formally nominated James Comey, a registered Republican and former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to become the next FBI director. If he's confirmed by the Senate, Comey will replace outgoing director Robert Mueller, who has held the post since …

The UK Tempora Program Captures Vast Amounts of Data — and Shares with NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, maintains taps on fiber optic systems …

How to get sued by the US Chamber of Commerce

<b>The United States Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 1615 H Street, NW in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>A handy guide to making one of the world’s most powerful big business lobbies pursue legal action against you<p>Joseph Huff-Hannon<p>June 20, 2013 6:57pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on …

Let's Not Make America a Place of Fear

In September 2009, Colonel Muamar Kaddafi of Libya wanted to move into the home next to mine. He owned a beautiful estate, ostensibly for the use of the Libyan ambassador and his family. Kaddafi, who was planning to address the United Nations at that time, had plans to pitch a Bedouin-style tent …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …