Stephanie Minn

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US drug agency surveillance unit to be investigated by Department of Justice

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into revelations that the Drug Enforcement Agency uses surveillance tactics – including wiretapping and massive databases of telephone records – to arrest Americans, amid growing concerns from lawyers and civil rights groups over its lack …

Manning's maximum possible sentence cut to 90 years

Bradley Manning's maximum possible prison sentence was reduced from 136 years to 90 years Tuesday in what is seen as a gain for the defense.<p>FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's possible sentence for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks was trimmed from 136 …

U.S. Job Growth Slows A Bit As Wages Shrink

Employers added 162,000 workers in July, and the U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 7.4 percent, the lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department said Friday.<p>But while the number of jobs did increase, the hiring pace was slower than in the spring, marking a setback for unemployed Americans …

N.C. governor signs abortion bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law a measure directing state officials to regulate abortion clinics based on the same standards as those for outpatient surgical centers, a change that critics say will force most to close.<p>Critics say the move represents a shift by the …

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Israel approves prisoner release to restart talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM – The Israeli government agreed Sunday to release 104 Palestinian prisoners over the next nine months as a gesture to lure Palestinian leaders back to the negotiating table.<p>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal, while painful for the family members of those killed in terrorist …

Suddenly people are breathing a very cautious sigh of relief about Europe

A year ago today, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi made a market-moving promise: “Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough,” he said in a speech in London.<p>So far, the ECB has done just that. The statements …

Mohammed Morsi Is Detained as Egypt Braces for More Protests

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On a day that was already expected to bring tension and possible violence to the streets of Egypt, a …

As Obama Renews Jobs Push, How Is The Economy Doing?

The U.S. economy has been growing for four straight years — each under the leadership of President Obama.<p>But the pace of improvement has been disappointing to many, especially the nearly 12 million people still looking for work.<p>Americans are divided about how to view the White House's economic …

Can Hassan Rouhani break Iran nuclear impasse?

<b>Since Hassan Rouhani's victory in the presidential election in June, there has been no shortage of optimism among ordinary Iranians over his campaign promise that better days lay ahead.</b><p>This was reflected in the rise in value of Iran's battered currency, the Rial, and a turnaround in Tehran's stock …

India's Massive Challenge Of Feeding Every Poor Person

We've become familiar with the story of India's economic ascent and the creation of a large middle class. While that story is true, hundreds of millions of Indians have not been lifted out of extreme poverty.<p>India has sought to help its poorest children with its midday meal program, which was in …

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McCain: Review Ariz. 'stand your ground' laws

Arizona Sen. John McCain says his home state should review its "stand-your-ground" law in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.<p>The Republican senator said he trusted the jury's judgment in the case, but added Sunday on CNN's "State of the …

UN voices fears over Somalia media law

The United Nations has raised concerns about a new media law in Somalia only days after UN experts sounded the alarm over corruption in the African country's new government.<p>The UN Human Rights Office has urged President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's government to review a new law that would require …