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Russia Has Just About Had It with Edward Snowden

Now’s as good a time as any to check in with Edward Snowden, the peripatetic National Security Administration leaker who has by now spent more time waiting around in an airport than a suburban father who knows he has to check baggage before an international flight.<p>Russian officials are now using …

Bin Laden’s Life in Abbottabad Revealed

France's Total acquitted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal

The Iraqi government illicitly acquired $1.8bn via the oil-for-food programme<p><b>A French court has cleared oil company Total, its chief executive and over a dozen other defendants of corruption charges related to the UN's oil-for-food programme in Iraq.</b><p>The company had been accused of bribing Iraqi …

The Sochi Winter Olympics Just Got A Lot More Expensive — and Dicey

Insurance Companies Aren't Excited About Armed Teachers in Schools

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last December, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre offered his …

Dozens killed in two days of Iraq violence

At least 25 people, including six family members who were returning from a wedding, have been killed in Iraq in two days of violence, police officers and doctors said on Monday.<p>The deadliest attack happened on Monday in northern Iraq where a car bomb south of the city of Mosul killed six people, …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 …

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Leaked report shows Bin Laden's 'hidden life'

Former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was able to hide in Pakistan for nine years due to the "collective failure" of state military and intelligence authorities, a leaked Pakistani government report has revealed.<p>The report, obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, also outlines how …

A dark magic: The rise of the robot traders

<b>"Humans cannot compete on speed, it's as simple as that."</b><p>Ten years ago, John Coates was a trader in Wall Street.<p>Today, he is a neuroscientist at Cambridge University, and spends his days monitoring traders' hormones to see what makes them tick.<p>"There are simple tests you can do. When you see a …

IRS Accidentally Leaks 20,000+ Social Security Numbers

The news lately has been dominated by stories of IRS difficulties dealing with non-profit organizations. Now the IRS–and taxpayers–have a new headache: The Internal Revenue Service accidentally leaked tens of thousands of social securiy numbers online. Until several days ago, publicly accessible …

Ireland says no to arrest warrant for Edward Snowden

<b>The Republic of Ireland has denied the US an arrest warrant for whistleblower Edward Snowden in case he lands in the country, it has been revealed.</b><p>The High Court ruled that American security chiefs failed to show where alleged crimes had been committed by the former intelligence contractor.<p>The US …

White House won't say whether Egypt was a coup

The White House is taking its time to determine whether the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was a coup because of the potential fallout from calling it one, press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.<p>"I'm being very clear with you ... this is a complex and difficult issue with significant …

US privacy group challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records

The US supreme court will be asked to suspend the blanket collection of US telephone records by the FBI under an emergency petition due to be filed …

Perry won't run again in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday he will not run for reelection in 2014 and left open the possibility of making a second run for president.<p>Citing Ecclesiastes, the 63-year-old and Texas’s longest-serving governor said he would leave office at the end of this term and decide what to do …

Oregon Could Be The First State To Let Students To Go To College Tuition-Free

The "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back" plan lets students enroll with no money down, so long as they agree to pay up to 3% of their future salaries back into a state fund annually for 24 years.<p>"If it's done correctly it's essentially creating a social insurance vehicle for enabling access to higher …

Turkish police evacuate Taksim Square

Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to block demonstrators from entering Gezi Park in Istanbul, the birthplace of unrest that engulfed the country last month.<p>The police move came after protesters started to gather in Taksim Square to enter Gezi Park which was reopened to public by …

Reid prods Boehner over Hastert rule

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday ridiculed the House’s strategy of using the “Hastert rule” to pass legislation and said Speaker John Boehner will eventually have to take up the Senate’s immigration bill.<p>“Eventually he’ll be forced to take the bill that we passed here, or the country …

Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The Fourth of July holiday brought about another first for Google Glass, the computing device that you can wear on your face.<p>Chris Barrett, a documentary filmmaker and founder of PRServe.com, was wearing Glass for a fireworks show in Wildwood, N.J., when he happened upon a boardwalk brawl and …

Americans just started racking up credit card debt again and businesses are rejoicing

US consumers are borrowing again, and that’s a good thing. Really.<p>Consumer borrowing rose by $19.6 billion in May from April, to a seasonally adjusted level of $2.84 trillion.<p>The bulk of the gain came from nonrevolving credit—a category that includes student and auto loans. That category jumped by …

Eurozone throws Greece a €3bn lifeline

Greece's eurozone creditors threw the battered country a summer lifeline on Monday evening, deciding to give Athens €3bn (£2.58bn) between now and …

Mos Def protests Gitmo force-feeding

Yasiin Bey, (better known as rapper Mos Def), gets force-fed and cries in a new video rallying support for prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.<p>In the video released Monday by the human rights organization Reprieve, Bey is strapped to a chair before a tube is inserted into his nose and …

Greece secures a further 6.8bn euros of bailout funds

<b>Greece has passed another hurdle in its bailout programme, by securing the next instalments of funds that are keeping the country afloat.</b><p>The money, totalling 6.8bn euros ($8.7bn), will come from the troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund …

More Fodder for IRS Haters: Thousands of Social Security Numbers Exposed

The agency is already in Congress' crosshairs over alleged targeting of political groups.<p>Reuters<p>Another day, another slipup by the Internal Revenue Service.<p>The incident involves the unwitting exposure of "tens of thousands" of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent …