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A Lone Bandit and the Mystery of France's Greatest Diamond Heist

A gunman stole $136 million of jewelry from an exhibition at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel in July. Investigators and gem experts are still wondering how it happened.<p>The terrace doors of the opulent Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel on the French Riviera were supposed to be …

Obama Administration Won't Fight State Marijuana Laws

Washington, Colorado can implement legalization without federal interference<p>In a historic pivot in the War on Drugs, the Obama Justice Department …

Area 51 'declassified' in U-2 spy plane history

<b>The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.</b><p>The document obtained by a US university describes the 1955 acquisition of the Nevada site for testing of the secret spy plane.<p>It also explains the …

Paranormal

Meet the Terrorist Who Most Terrifies America’s Terrorist Hunters

His name is Ibrahim al-Asiri, he works for Al Qaeda, and he makes bombs for a living. Daniel Klaidman on the jihadi who keeps Obama up at night.<p>The …

Associated Press News

Vladimir Putin angling photos raise suspicions

It is not the first time Vladimir Putin has used pictures of himself engaged in manly pursuits to burnish his public image, but Russian bloggers say …

Lawmakers Blast Guantanamo's $2.7 Million Per Prisoner Cost

"This is a massive waste of money," Senator Dianne Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the base.<p>Guantanamo has been dubbed the most expensive prison on Earth, and President Barack Obama in May cited its cost - then calculated at about $900,000 per prisoner - as one of …

U.S. Department of Defense

Edward Snowden to stay in Moscow airport 'for now' – lawyer

A lawyer advising National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has said his asylum status has not been resolved and that he is going to stay at the …

Highest-Ranking General: Acting in Syria Would Be Risky and Expensive

In a letter to Congress, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said a no-fly zone could cost up to $1 billion per month for a year, and deeper involvement would be hard to avoid.<p>Reuters<p>Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. …

Angela Corey’s Overzealous Prosecution of Marissa Alexander

The Florida state attorney’s prosecution of a battered woman who was trying to defend herself is grossly unjust, writes Kirsten Powers.<p>Angela Corey …

Tech groups, investors and activists join forces to press gov’t on surveillance

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Peshkova<p>A broad alliance of influential tech companies and civil liberties groups published a letter on Thursday, …

Judge refuses to drop 'aiding the enemy' charge in Bradley Manning trial

The judge presiding over the court martial of the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has declined to throw out the main charge against him - that he …

On the Red Couch with Philip Bump from The Atlantic Wire

Inside Flipboard / July 17, 2013<p><i>At some point, many fans of Philip Bump’s online work have probably paused to ask themselves: Does this guy ever</i> …

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny jailed for corruption

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/995000/995910_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522745312_a913beb4ff93edbec7c662e0d780590f<p><b>Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for five years, for embezzlement from a timber firm.</b><p>Navalny had denied the charges, saying the …

Russia

Court delays ban on Guantanamo groin searches

A federal appeals court has allowed the US government to continue genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees - at least temporarily.<p>The court on Wednesday granted the Obama administration's emergency motion for a temporary delay in enforcing Judge Royce Lamberth's order banning the practice.<p>The …

Microsoft: U.S. Constitution is 'suffering' from NSA secrecy

A strongly worded letter from Microsoft's general counsel to Attorney General Eric Holder says secrecy about National Security Agency surveillance is harming fundamental "constitutional principles."<p>Microsoft on Tuesday asked the Obama administration to allow it to reveal details about how it …

Surveillance

FBI: Knew About Saudi 9/11 Hijacker Ties—But Lied to Protect “National Security”

The FBI apparently has known for a decade about links between powerful Saudi interests and the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and has been forced to tacitly …

Why Obama Cannot Undo the Surveillance Society—But We Can

President Obama, taking a smart political tack in the uproar following several explosive disclosures on NSA domestic spying practices, said he was …

Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev a Double Agent Recruited by the FBI?

Amid the swirl of mysteries surrounding the alleged Boston bombers, one fact, barely touched upon in the mainstream U.S. media, stands out: There is …

Yahoo wins motion to have FISA court objections to surveillance made public

Yahoo has won a court order (PDF) to make public its efforts to fight data collection in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, as noted by The Daily Dot.<p>Responding to the ruling, the company issued the following statement:<p>We’re very pleased with the decision by the Foreign …

LONDON, UK — Revelations about the vast data-harvesting operations of Britain’s top spy agency have made headlines around the world

LONDON, UK — Revelations about the vast data-harvesting operations of Britain’s top spy agency have made headlines around the world.<p>But the UK is also grappling with astonishing allegations about the far more personal methods Britain’s largest police force has used to gather information about individuals at home.<p>Undercover officers from the Metropolitan Police — the body responsible for policing greater London — have gone to astonishing lengths to infiltrate domestic campaign groups and gather …

Edward Snowden full statement: 'It was the right thing to do and I have no regrets'

<i>Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, posted by WikiLeaks:</i><p><b>Friday July 12, 15:00 UTC</b><p>Hello. My name is …