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Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Second U.S. Intelligence Leaker Referenced in New Edward Snowden Doc; Obama Painted in Negative Light

A new documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly points to a second leaker within the U.S. intelligence community, the Guardian reported.<p>Image source: The Hollywood Reporter<p>The two-hour “Citizenfour,” which premiered at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, contains a scene …

Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip'

<i>Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you.</i> <i>Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for</i> Pottermore<i>, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.</i><p><i>Rowling shared her latest Pottermore.com</i> <i>story</i> …

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House passes NSA reform bill limiting collection of phone data

Despite last-minute criticism from privacy advocates, a bipartisan coalition in the House on Thursday easily approved a National Security Agency reform bill that aims to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone call records.<p>The House voted 303-121 to send the proposed USAFreedom …

Ukraine troops seize airfield from pro-Russia forces

DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine launched a military operation against pro-Russia separatists Tuesday in a region close to the Russian border despite warnings from Moscow to leave the insurgents alone.<p>"It will be conducted step by step, responsibly, cautiously," Ukraine President Oleksandr Turchynov told …

Moscow officials blast UN report claiming ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine falsely claimed assault

Russian Foreign Ministry officials Tuesday blasted a U.N. human rights report that said ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine have falsely claimed to be under assault to justify Russian intervention, Reuters reported.<p>The report released Tuesday said that corruption, a lack of independence of the …

CIA tries to ease Hill tensions

The Central Intelligence Agency is scrambling to hit “reset” with the Senate.<p>Top officials from the spy agency and the White House are trying to smooth over tensions that erupted last month when Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) publicly accused the CIA of …

NATO chief calls on Russian troops to withdraw from Ukraine border

SOFIA (Reuters) - Russia must withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border and enter into sincere dialogue with the West, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on a visit to NATO-member Bulgaria on Friday.<p>A satellite image provided to Reuters by Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers …

VIDEO: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton; No Harm Done

Hillary Clinton was not struck Thursday when a woman threw a shoe at the former secretary of state while she was on stage in Las Vegas giving the keynote speech at conference hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.<p>"What was that, a bat? Was that a bat?" Clinton said moments after the …

Why pirates are the new zombies

You know, you are allowed to put aside the athletes for a bit, and all their striving for human excellence, and look at something else.<p>Let's see what we've got … here's one. The program is rated 18A. It contains mature subject matter. It's about pirates.<p><i>Black Sails</i> (Friday, SuperChannel, 9 p.m.) is …

The world had abandoned Rwanda, but one 'gutsy' Senegalese peacekeeper refused to stay on the sidelines

UN peacekeepers take a lot of flack for failing to act in the face of conflict.<p>Twenty years ago in Rwanda, the UN force there was unable to save the some 800,000 Rwandans who perished.<p>A small UN force was in Rwanda before the massacres began.<p>But after the slaughter started, most Western …

Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

CARACAS, Venezuela — Officials at Venezuela's largest university called on President Nicolas Maduro on Friday to help protect students after masked pro-government vigilantes attacked a peaceful gathering on campus and injured seven people.<p>Victor Marquez, president of the faculty association at the …

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Drone Strikes That Killed Americans

A federal judge dismissed (pdf) a case that challenged the Obama administration's targeted killing of three Americans in Yemen.<p>Nasser Al-Awlaki sued administration officials personally for the killing of his son and al-Qaida cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, his grandson and another American. His lawyers …

Harry Reid has no apologies

Republicans think Harry Reid is running the Senate like a dictator: His no-compromise style is almost like Vladimir Putin’s, and his inflammatory rhetoric is reminiscent of the Joe McCarthy era.<p>But Reid doesn’t seem to care.<p>“Get a brain, OK?” the Senate majority leader snapped at a reporter, when …

Arizona Republicans Want Feds To Answer To Their County Sheriffs

Before federal agents enforce laws in Arizona, they may have to clear it with county sheriffs first.<p>A state Senate committee in Arizona agreed …

White House Official: Energy Plan Won’t Just Gather Dust

Ben Geman<p>Jan. 20, 2014, 1:49 a.m.<p>Pres­id­ent Obama’s top sci­ence ad­viser is con­fid­ent that a big en­ergy policy re­view un­der­way isn’t destined …

Wilbur Ross

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Sarah Palin: Obama should stop 'playing race card'

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin criticized President Obama on Monday and invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.<p>"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card," Palin wrote on her Facebook page on …

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Boehner: Poll finds Obama to blame

House Speaker John Boehner told a closed meeting of his colleagues that a Republican pollster found that for the first time, most Americans blame President Barack Obama for the economic troubles, not George W. Bush.<p>“Barack Obama came into office blaming George W. Bush for the state of the economy …

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NSA review panel casts doubt on bulk data collection claims

The members of president Barack Obama’s surveillance review panel on Tuesday rejected some of the central contentions offered by the National Security Agency for its bulk collection of phone records, including the program’s potential usefulness in preventing the 9/11 attacks.<p>Testifying before the …

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Britain Is Threatening to Leave EU

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (here he is being booed at the 2012 …

The NSA Is Trying to Build a Quantum Computer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In today's edition of The Edward Snowden Files, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that the National …