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Traitor or Patriot? Edward Snowden Sits Down With Brian Williams

In his first American television interview, Edward Snowden defended his disclosure of the American government's use of surveillance programs to spy on its own people, and described himself as a patriot for trying to stop violations of the Constitution.<p>Snowden met for about five hours last week with …

Top NSA officials struggled over surge in Foia requests, emails reveal

National Security Agency officials wrestled for weeks with how to respond to an unprecedented surge in open records requests from members of the public in the wake of the first mass surveillance revelations from Edward Snowden almost a year ago.<p>Newly released NSA emails, obtained by the Guardian …

NBC TODAY Show

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Chicago skyscraper's viewing deck cracks under tourists' feet – 1,353ft up

Stepping on to the glass deck that hangs off Chicago's tallest building is already a thrilling – and terrifying – experience for tourists, but one California family had a scare this week when the glass appeared to crack underneath their feet.<p>Alejandro Garibay was in one of the four deck boxes with …

Texas can keep source of execution drugs secret, attorney general says

Texas' prison system doesn't have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state's top lawyer said Thursday, marking a reversal on an issue being challenged in several death penalty states.<p>Attorney general Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor in the nation's busiest death …

NSA releases email in dispute over Snowden 'internal whistleblowing'

The National Security Agency has disputed Edward Snowden's insistence that he made efforts to raise his concerns about its surveillance practices internally before he decided to go public.<p>Releasing an email exchange it claimed to be the only record it could find of such an effort by Snowden, the …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Quantum Physics

Minnesota Becomes 22nd State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Minnesota joined 21 other states Thursday when it passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, but it's the only state that won't legalize smoking it.<p>On Thursday, Minnesota passed into law a medical marijuana bill for patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, Tourette's syndrome, Amyotrophic lateral …

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Google Opens Privacy Web Form For 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

LONDON - Google began accepting requests Friday from Europeans who want who want to exercise the 'right to be forgotten' in results produced by the world's dominant search engine.<p>Demands can be submitted on a Web form that Google opened in response to a landmark ruling issued two weeks ago by …

Texas' Top Prosecutor: Drug Source Can Be Secret

DALLAS (AP) — Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement …

FDA

Porn star Nikki Benz to run against Rob Ford in Toronto mayoral elections

Canadian porn star Nikki Benz has formally announced her plans to run against scandal-ridden Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the October mayoral …

Girl 'raped by 38 men' in Malaysia

Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in the country's northern region.<p>Astro Awani television and <i>The Star</i> newspaper reported that the assault took place in the northern state of Kelantan on May 20, …

Detroit Airport Security Lockdown Snarls Thousands

A two-hour security lockdown disrupted thousands of travelers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport late Thursday after a passenger entered a secure zone without submitting to a security check.<p>The connecting passenger was already on the 'sterile' side of the departures zone when he went through an exit …

SWAT team threatened after grenade injures toddler in drug raid

Members of a northeast Georgia SWAT team are "devastated" after a drug raid in which a flash-bang grenade landed in a 1-year-old's playpen, seriously injuring the child, the Habersham County sheriff said Friday.<p>The police officers involved have been called baby killers and received threats …

White House Lifts Ban on Medicare Covering Gender Reassignment Surgery

The White House has announced that they're lifting a long-standing ban on Medicare and private firms covering gender reassignment surgery (via Buzzfeed).<p>The decision only means that requests that go to Medicare for gender reassignment surgery won't be denied automatically, as they have been since …

The White House

Afghanistan 2016 withdrawal keeps secret Bagram detainees in limbo

President Barack Obama’s decision to keep American troops in Afghanistan until 2016 is likely to mean two more years behind bars for America’s most secret detainee population, according to Pentagon officials.<p>On the outskirts of the massive Bagram airfield, about an hour’s drive from the capital of …

LAPD adds drones to arsenal, says they'll be used sparingly

The Los Angeles Police Department has acquired some eyes in the sky.<p>On Friday, the department announced that it had acquired two "unmanned aerial vehicles" as gifts from the Seattle Police Department.<p>The Draganflyer X6 aircraft, which resemble small helicopters, are each about 3 feet wide and …

Unmanned Aircraft

Should Cops Rummage Through Social Media Accounts to Assess Mental Stability?

When Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies met face to face on April 30 with Elliot Rodger, the man who would soon become notorious for a deadly rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., they found him polite, courteous and shy. He explained that he was “having trouble fitting in socially” in the college …

White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving

Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.<p>Obama said Carney told him of his decision in April, and Carney later said he plans to leave the position in mid-June.<p>The President announced that deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will step …

India gang-rape: Victims' relative calls for public hanging of attackers

Mourners sat on mud floors at a village in India where two teen girls were gang-raped and then found hanging from a mango tree. They wailed and talked of fears of more attacks.<p>The assault on the cousins, ages 14 and 16, sparked outrage in the community in Uttar Pradesh state.<p>Villagers streamed into …

One Arrested After Hand Grenade Found in Los Angeles Airport

A hand grenade found in a carry-on bag at Los Angeles International Airport prompted officials to delay five flights and disrupt travel plans for some 800 passengers for a couple of hours, according to the Transportation Security Administration.<p>Officials arrested one person in relation to the …