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No more NSA spying? Sorry, Mr Obama, but that's not true

Last week in the Hague, Barack Obama seemed to have suddenly remembered the oath he swore on his inauguration as president – that stuff about preserving, protecting and defending the constitution of the United States. At any rate, he announced that the NSA would end the "bulk collection" of …

The Obamacare report card

Time’s up, Obamacare. Ready for your grades?<p>After six months, the first enrollment season is coming to an end. So it’s time to take stock, with POLITICO’s report card that covers the highs and lows of the rollout.<p>If you’re a supporter of the law, you might be cringing right now — you know the areas …

Nigeria braced for potential food crisis as forecasters predict short rainy season

Nigeria is facing a possible food supply crisis this farming season, according to traders, as the agricultural sector grapples with a predicted shorter rainy season, sectarian violence and greater demand from Niger.<p>Food experts have raised the alarm after the country's meteorological agency said …

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Wage

Gov. Dannel Malloy will be signing a bill that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country.<p>Read more here.

Airport Workers Busted for Stealing from Passengers’ Luggage

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Goats Found To Be Much Smarter Than Previously Believed

New research shows goats can quickly learn a puzzle, and remember how to solve it.<p>You think goats are dumb? Think again.<p>New research found that most goats tested could quickly figure out how to solve a "mechanical puzzle" that yielded a delicious piece of fruit. In this case they had to pull on and …

Obamacare enrollment tops six million as deadline looms: White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law known as Obamacare, reflecting a surge in enrollments days before the March 31 deadline, the White House said on Thursday.<p>Six-month-old Hazel …

In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.<p>Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived for two years, rather than be sent back to one of …

West Nile virus may have met its match: tobacco

A drug made inside tobacco plants neutralizes West Nile virus in mice<p>Some people think of tobacco as a drug, whereas others think of it as a therapy — or both. But for the most part, it's hard to find people who think of the tobacco plant in terms of its medical applications. Qiang Chen, an …

Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Expects Obama Signature This Week

The House and Sen­ate al­most sim­ul­tan­eously passed dif­fer­ent but spir­itu­ally sim­il­ar Ukraine bills Thursday that would co­di­fy sanc­tions …

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Obama Tells Georgia to Forget About NATO After Encouraging It to Join

The president said Tbilisi isn’t “currently on a path” to membership in the military alliance after telling the vulnerable country for months to do …

W.H.: 6M people signed up for ACA

More than 6 million people have signed up on the new insurance exchanges, and enrollment is surging with four days to go before the Obamacare signup deadline.<p>President Barack Obama broke the news Thursday on a call from Italy with thousands of activists and volunteers who have been helping people …

Missing Jet Search Area Shifts After 'Credible Lead'

The search area of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has shifted northeast of where a multinational team of investigators had been looking for debris because of a "new credible lead," Australian authorities said Friday morning local time.<p>The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it shifted the …

President Obama Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

President Obama met Pope Francis today at the Vatican.<p>In his first official visit, which began at 10:27 a.m. in Rome, the president and the pope met …