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Pictures: Jaguar Kills Caiman in "Spectacular" Attack

New pictures show a jaguar stalking and killing a caiman in Brazil, an experience the photographer called "spectacular and horrific."

Here’s the app teens use more than Facebook — and of course, it’s not Twitter

Young folks are starting to shy away from Facebook in favor of a few new sites and services — and it’s not Snapchat or Twitter.<p>According to a study conducted by research firm NextAdvisor, Tumblr and Instagram are both trending with teens; Facebook is on the downswing; Twitter’s a hit with just one …

100 Logos by Mash Creative

100 Marques and Logotypes.<p>The established East London/Essex-based independent design studio Mash Creative recently published this huge collection of …

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

Obama’s NSA Panel Is Dead Before It Even Starts, Lacks Tech And Telco Execs

As part of his promises regarding better oversight of the National Security Agency, President Obama called for expert external opinion on where the lines of privacy should be drawn:<p><i>Fourth, we’re forming a high-level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence and communications</i> …

UPS drops health benefits for spouses in U.S.

United Parcel Service's decision to drop health benefits for 15,000 of its workers' spouses may be a sign of the future, as U.S. businesses grapple with rising medical bills and the added burdens of Obamacare.<p>The nation's fourth-largest employer said Wednesday that it will no longer offer health …

Here's What You Need to Know About the Senate Filibuster Compromise

Harry Reid has agreed not to use the "nuclear option" of rules change in exchange for Republicans allowing votes on key Obama nominees.<p>Associated Press<p>Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement on a process that would avert the "nuclear option" by allowing up-or-down votes on …

Is There Life after Photoshop?

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of photography over the last month of so, has been Adobe’s decision to move its Creative Suite software …

650,000 defense employees start furloughs Monday

Starting Monday, 650,000 defense employees will be on furlough.<p>As part of the sequester, or federal spending cuts, that are currently underway, civilian defense workers will be forced to take one unpaid day off each week, leading to a 20% reduction in their pay through Sept. 21.<p>Some people have …

Ali Ahmed, First Grader In Egypt, Excoriates Muslim Brotherhood (VIDEO)

This 12-year-old Egyptian boy just put all of America to shame.<p>In a video interview with Egyptian news outlet El Wady, first grader Ali Ahmed delivers an incredibly precocious condemnation of the Muslim Brotherhood that will leave you speechless.<p>Touching on topics like Egypt's wealth inequality, …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

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 …

Health Care Reform Outreach Campaign Kicked Off By Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday kicked off its public education campaign to get the uninsured to sign up for health coverage, with a new call center and a revamped website intended as the market entry point for millions of new consumers.<p>The campaign is expected to …

IRS Sent $46 Million in Tax Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens — All at the SAME Address in Atlanta

Demonstrators with the Tea Party protest the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of the Tea Party and similar groups during a rally called ‘Audit the IRS’ outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 19, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images<p>The IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to …

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NSA surveillance challenged in court as criticism grows over US data program

The first constitutional challenge to the widespread surveillance of US citizens disclosed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden was laid down on …

Europe warns US: you must respect the privacy of our citizens

European Union officials have demanded "swift and concrete answers" to their requests for assurances from the US that its mass data surveillance …

Obama deflects criticism over NSA surveillance as Democrats sound alarm

Barack Obama sought to stem the growing controversy over US surveillance program amid signs that a succession of revelations about federal spying on …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

'Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?' -video

Senator Ron Wyden questions director of national intelligence James Clapper in a Senate hearing in March. Clapper has denounced revelations in the …

US surveillance has 'expanded' under Obama, says Bush's NSA director

The former director of the US National Security Agency has indicated that surveillance programs have "expanded" under Barack Obama's time in office …

NSA surveillance: lawmakers urge disclosure as Obama 'welcomes' debate

A key senator responsible for the oversight US intelligence programs has questioned the Obama administration's truthfulness about its widespread …