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Obama refuses to barter for Edward Snowden

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/990000/990158_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524748928_bf97db97cf6adca1c6eec23f3dc55df3<p><b>President Barack Obama has ruled out diplomatic "wheeling and dealing" in attempts to extradite US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.</b><p>Speaking on a …

The Senate Passes Immigration Reform Easily—but What About the House?

Despite garnering 68 votes -- almost unheard of in today's polarized climate -- the bill looks doomed.<p>The Senate approved a measure Thursday to make the most dramatic changes to immigration law in 25 years. It would give a path to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants, dramatically …

Oprah Winfrey Named The Most Powerful Celebrity In The World

Winfrey, 59, who was ranked in the top spot despite her signature daytime television show Oprah ending its 25-year run in 2011, headed a 100-strong list which featured six women in the top 10.<p>Forbes.com uses a complex methodology to come up with its list, taking into account various factors …

Student loan deal close but likely to miss deadline

Negotiators say agreement may be reached after July 4 break.<p>WASHINGTON—Congress is about to miss a July 1 deadline to head off an impending doubling of college loan rates. But key negotiators say a deal is within sight and likely to be reached after Congress returns from the July 4 break.<p>"We'll …

Immigration Splits Conservative Parties in Both the U.S. and the U.K.

Whereas reform is creating rifts in the GOP, it's driven by splintering among the British Conservatives.<p>Reuters<p>A proposal for sweeping immigration reform, hammered out by the bipartisan group of senators called the Gang of Eight, passed a key test in the Senate Monday when 67 senators -- including …

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Queen's income set to rise for second year running

<b>The Queen will receive a 5% rise in her income after the Crown Estate, from which she is paid, reported an increase in its profits.</b><p>The Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen's spending as Head of State, will rise in 2014 from £36.1m to £37.89m.<p>The grant is calculated as a percentage of profits from …

Venezuelan President: We Would 'Almost Certainly' Grant Asylum To Edward Snowden

"If he asked us for it, we would think about it and we would almost certainly give it to him, because political asylum... is an international human rights institution to protect the persecuted," Maduro said at a public event in central Venezuela.<p>"Have you asked yourselves what this young man did? …

Hagel calls on Russia to return Edward Snowden to answer for 'serious security breach'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on Russia on Wednesday to ship professed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden back to the U.S., saying his alleged disclosures had done "damage ... to this country."<p>In his first public remarks on Snowden since The Guardian and The Washington Post …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …