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Russia Has Just About Had It with Edward Snowden

Now’s as good a time as any to check in with Edward Snowden, the peripatetic National Security Administration leaker who has by now spent more time waiting around in an airport than a suburban father who knows he has to check baggage before an international flight.<p>Russian officials are now using …

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Ireland says no to arrest warrant for Edward Snowden

<b>The Republic of Ireland has denied the US an arrest warrant for whistleblower Edward Snowden in case he lands in the country, it has been revealed.</b><p>The High Court ruled that American security chiefs failed to show where alleged crimes had been committed by the former intelligence contractor.<p>The US …

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Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

While mourning 19 dead, US again prepares to ax wildfire prevention funds - Investigations

<i>By Bill Dedman,</i> <i>Investigative Reporter, NBC News</i><p>The Obama administration, which will send Vice President Joe Biden to Arizona on Tuesday to mourn 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire, is cutting federal programs meant to control the spread of exactly that kind of catastrophic wildland …

Venezuela's Maduro offers Snowden a home

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his government has received an asylum application from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and the fugitive must now decide if he wants to fly to Caracas.<p>"We have received the asylum request letter," Maduro said on Monday from the presidential palace. "He …

Indonesian men survive days trapped by tigers

Five men have been rescued in Indonesia after being trapped in trees for five days by an ambush of Sumatran tigers which mauled a sixth member of the party to death.<p>The men were found by a police search party on Monday surrounded by five tigers in the protected Mount Leuser National Park in …

US-China cyber security working group meets

<b>Chinese and US officials have discussed hacking concerns at the inaugural meeting of a joint US-China working group on cyber security.</b><p>The meeting on Monday was a prelude to an annual high-level forum between the world's two largest economies.<p>The US has previously accused China of commercial cyber …

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The CEO Behind Barnes & Noble's Nook Strategy Resigns

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>William Lynch resigned on Monday from his post as the CEO of Barnes & Noble, following months of …

Washington Monument Now Glows At Night

The Two-Way team enjoyed a new view on the way to work in the predawn hours Tuesday morning:<p>The Washington Monument was all aglow.<p>As NPR's Trina Williams tells us, 488 lights are giving the monument some sparkle each night. The lights have been installed on scaffolding that surrounds the monument …

Brazil demands explanation from US over NSA spying

Brazil has called on Washington to explain why US intelligence agencies have been monitoring millions of emails and phone calls from its citizens, as …

'We all owe you': Thousands pay tribute to fallen Arizona firefighters - U.S. News

At the memorial for the fallen Prescott, Arizona firefighters, an emotional Vice President Joe Biden tells the audience how firefighters have saved his life, and the lives of his family.<p>By Gillian Spear, NBC News contributor<p>A crowd gathered Tuesday to honor the lives of the 19 Arizona firefighters …

The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan …

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Recent rulings expand power of secretive FISA court

The scope and powers of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court are expanding as recent rulings are giving the secretive court new powers to authorize and monitor<p>In more than a dozen court rulings, the FISA court has granted a vast array of powers to the NSA to collect data on Americans on …

Grandson says Mandela 'very much alive' | South Africa News

A grandson of Nelson Mandela has said the ailing anti-apartheid icon and former president is very much alive, while the South African government announced he remains in a critical but stable condition.<p>Ndaba Mandela, whose father Magkatho was Mandela's second son with first wife Evelyn Mase, urged …

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

Gigaom | Barnes & Noble throws out its CEO, but that won’t save the company

Advertisement<p>Barnes & Noble (s BKS) announced late Monday afternoon that its CEO, William Lynch, is leaving after three years in the role. While …

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New monuments join National Park System this summer

It's a kind of familiar ritual of summer: pack up the family and head out for the great American road trip -- maybe to camp and visit some of our national parks and monuments.<p>This summer, there are a couple of new additions to the national park system you might consider seeing. Joan Anzelmo, of the …

Illinois Becomes the Last State to Legalize Concealed Weapons

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The last U.S. state with a ban on concealed weapons is about to flip: Illinois's General Assembly …