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The NSA Has A Word For When Analysts Abuse Their Power To Spy On A Love Interest

From time to time, employees have been known to abuse their power and spy on lovers, according to Siobhan Gorman at WSJ.<p>The practice isn't frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it's common enough to garner its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.<p>...<p>The LOVEINT …

Will Uruguay’s nationalized pot industry work?

As the Latin American country nationalizes marijuana sales, practical policy questions are also cropping up<p>MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — With the tiny Latin American country of Uruguay poised to become the first country on earth to regulate the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, legislators here …

“Pastafarian” wins right to wear strainer on government ID

It’s not the first time a government has recognized the religion’s sieve-sporting practices<p>In some countries, cooking is like a religion. In the Czech Republic, it apparently is.<p>Lukas Novy, a Czech "Pastafarian," has legally won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer in his official government ID …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

FDA names Taylor Farms as source in parasite outbreak

Taylor Farms of Mexico, a division of a California-based produce supplier whose greens go to national restaurants including Red Lobster and Olive Garden, shipped parasite-tainted salad mix that has sickened hundreds in Nebraska and Iowa, U.S. health officials said Friday.<p>Food and Drug …

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Europe's New War on Nightlife

Federal Rule Extends Subsidies For College Students

Beginning in 2014, most people, including students, will have to have health insurance, whether or not they are claimed as a dependent on their parents' tax returns.<p>The federal health law says if they don't, they or their parents will face penalties.<p>While expansion of coverage under the health law …

Egypt's Morsi and military on collision course

CAIRO — Egypt appeared headed for a collision between the Islamist government and its opponents Tuesday as the military threatened to toss out a controversial constitution and the legislature unless President Mohammed Morsi addresses the demands of a massive protest movement that rivals that of the …

Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …

Lawyer for Snowden's dad: Julian Assange a 'sideshow'

Julian Assange’s involvement in Edward Snowden’s case is a “sideshow,” a lawyer for Snowden’s father said Monday.<p>“Mr. Assange really is a side show to some degree,” Bruce Fein said on “Fox & Friends.” “We are still working for a direct communication link between Lon, his father, and Edward, so that …

Ohio governor signs budget laced with antiabortion provisions

The two-year budget also includes amendments to defund Planned Parenthood and cut funding to rape crisis centers<p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich made 22 line-item vetoes before signing his state's controversial budget into law on Sunday night, but left untouched the five provisions included to restrict …

HIV/Aids drugs: WHO to recommend earlier treatment

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/990000/990842_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524664491_8799a86bd2a6cc2599085cadd84a7043<p><b>New guidelines for HIV treatment could see millions more people in developing countries getting life-saving medicine.</b><p>The World Health Organization …

Susan Sarandon: 'Feminism is a bit of an old-fashioned word'

<b>In</b> <b>Arbitrage</b><b>, you play the wife of a multi-millionaire hedge fund manager who is stronger than she first appears. It's not the usual character arc for</b> …

Microsoft partners with Time Warner to launch an Xbox 360 app with 300 live TV channels this summer

Microsoft has inked a “landmark” deal with Time Warner Cable to offer Xbox 360 owners live access for up to 300 TV channels. Viewers will need an existing subscription to Time Warner Cable, as well as an Xbox Live Gold membership, to access the service in the United States when it launches later …

Rick Perry Revives Abortion Bill, Sets Up a Bigger Showdown with Wendy Davis

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A day after a controversial abortion bill was defeated in epic fashion, Texas Governor Rick Perry …

Obama: Court made 'mistake' on VRA

President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage, but said the high court “made a mistake” in its decision to overturn a key piece of the Voting Rights Act.<p>Speaking from Dakar, Senegal, in his first remarks since those decisions were handed down earlier …

Chinese credit cannot continue to grow at the current pace: RBC

<i>Globe editors have posted this research report with permission of RBC Global Asset Management. This should not be construed as an endorsement of the report's recommendations. For more on The Globe's disclaimers please read here. The following text is excerpted from the report:</i><p>Chinese credit has …

If the Fed wants to “taper” this year, it had better hope the US economy speeds up

Last week, the US Federal Reserve roiled markets with the suggestion that it plans to slow its program of quantitative easing—the flood of bond purchases intended to hold down long-term rates and boost the economy—sometime toward the end of 2013. But the so-called “taper” of QE may be further off …

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Canada needs to do more for Syrian refugees, and do it quickly

There’s no end in sight. As Canadians, where do we go from here?<p><b>Focus:</b> Joanna Slater bears witness to a cruel journey that, for many, is now being made on foot• <b><br>Politics:</b> With fresh attention on Canada’s immigration policy, leaders on the campaign trail favour different solutions• <b><br>Editorial:</b> We’re …

House leaders draw flak on farm bill

Fallout from the farm bill’s failure is erupting behind closed doors.<p>Almost a week after Republicans failed to pass the nearly $1 trillion, five-year agricultural package through the House, Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders are feeling the heat from frustrated lawmakers sick of …

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Doma defeated on historic day for gay rights in US

A landmark supreme court ruling struck down a controversial federal law that discriminated against gay couples in the US, delivering a stunning …