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Obama Discusses Potential NSA Reforms With Congressmen

President Obama huddled with 16 Congressmen at the White House on Thursday to discuss potential National Security Agency reforms, moving one step …

Gates Slams Biden in Memoir, Reveals He Nearly Quit

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy judgement in his soon-to-be-released …

UN in new South Sudan peace plea as reinforcements loom

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Africa

Muslim Brotherhood Members In Egypt Arrested Under New Terror Law

CAIRO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Police arrested 16 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on Thursday, the state news agency said, the first arrests on charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation since the group was declared one by the government.<p>The men were arrested in the Nile Delta province of Sharkiya …

Bangui calm again after Chad peacekeepers killed by Christian militia in Central African Republic

French peacekeepers have helped restore calm to parts of the Central African Republic’s capital on Thursday after a day of chaos.<p>Heavy fighting on Wednesday claimed the lives of six soldiers from Chad who were part of the African Union mission.<p>They had been attacked by largely Christian …

Kidnapped American Pleads for Obama to Negotiate with Al Qaeda

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A 72-year-old man who has been in captivity for more than two years, told the Obama administration …

Leaders of Kenya, Ethiopia in South Sudan for peace talks

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country.<p>Kenyan President Uhuru …

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Chadian troops 'kill' al-Qaeda leader in Mali

The president of Chad, Idriss Deby, announced on Friday that Chadian troops, who are part of a larger African force fighting in northern Mali, have killed one of al-Qaeda's leading commanders in that country.<p>Deby's spokesman said that he announced Abdelhamid Abou Zeid's death during a ceremony on …

North Korea Has a Friend in Dennis Rodman and VICE

Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman presided over a mixed-match basketball game in Pyongyang alongside Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The teams consisted of VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy, three Harlem Globetrotters, and North Korea...<p>Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar …

Lance Armstrong's Confession

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The Obama Inauguration in Pictures

Snowden’s holiday message: Privacy matters

In televised Christmas Day address, the whistleblower said our surveillance state is worse than Orwellian<p>While only a small percentage of Edward Snowden's leaks have seen the light of publication, the NSA whistle-blower declared "mission accomplished" this week.<p>In his first press interview since …

A nervous New Year's for Obamacare

So January has finally arrived, maybe New Year’s Eve didn’t end so well for you, and you’ve decided to take your brand-new Obamacare coverage out for a test drive.<p>Except — oops — maybe your new health insurer doesn’t have any record of you. Or you didn’t get the coverage you thought you were …

President Obama Needs Kanye West

Obama loves Kanye's music, but he'd rather spend an evening with the cast of Duck Dynasty than the egomaniacal rapper. He should reconsider.<p>Like most …

The GOP's History of Sexist Hillary-Bashing

Desperate to stop a second Clinton presidency in 2016, it’s a sure bet many in the GOP will reprise the ugly attacks they used on her 22 years …

America Joins the Developed World, Thanks to Obamacare

For all its woes, real reform finally got underway in 2013. Some day in the future, this year will be remembered as the one when the U.S. recognized …

A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be 'A Complete Catastrophe' For Civilian Aid

In Afghanistan, people now live 20 years longer on average than under Taliban rule, they say; 7 million more children attend school and women are 80 percent less likely to die in childbirth.<p>The specter of an abrupt departure of all U.S. and NATO soldiers from Afghanistan at the end of next year now …

Poll: Just how despised is Congress?

As the first year of the 113th Congress comes to a close, a vast majority of Americans say it has been the worst in recent history, according to a poll released Thursday.<p>A new CNN/ORC International poll finds two-thirds of Americans saying Congress is the least productive in their lifetime, with 73 …

5 reasons to feel hopeful about reproductive rights in 2013

This was a hard year for women’s rights, but people are fighting back and giving us plenty of reasons for optimism<p>There are lots of reasons to feel very bad about reproductive justice in the United States right now (see here for more on that), but there are also plenty or reasons to feel optimistic …

Hillary Clinton is the master of how to stay in the spotlight without getting burned by it

Last week, Hillary Clinton became the only person in the last 20 years to top Barbara Walter's "Most Fascinating People" list twice; she's also the only person to have been on it four times. She made the most of the designation, too, using the television special's interview to tease possible …

Why the Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere

The movement's structure means it can withstand low popularity and continue to exert a huge pull on the GOP.<p>The demise of the Tea Party was loudly announced right after Congress voted on October 16 to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government. “Finally! The Republican Fever Is …

Fire crews battle California wildfire fanned by strong Santa Ana winds

Firefighters expected to have a wind-whipped wildfire, burning outside Los Angeles since Christmas evening, fully contained by nightfall on Thursday, officials said.<p>The Simi Valley blaze was only 80 percent contained on Thursday morning, but “we are at a point where at 6 pm we’re going to declare …

Associated Press News

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 …

China Wishes Mao a Happy 120th

Jackson: 'Duck' star 'white privilege'

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has stepped into the “Duck Dynasty” uproar, using the case of civil rights hero Rosa Parks to make his case against show star Phil Robertson.<p>“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” Jackson said in a …

Oppo R1 smartphone arrives in China with a bright camera and high style

It's tough to stand out in the mid-range Android crowd, but Oppo may have found a way to separate itself from the pack. Its newly launched R1 smartphone carries a gold-effect metal frame that adds a touch of class around the 5-inch screen. Camera quality may also lure in a few buyers. The R1 …