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Fallout From the Filibuster Rule Change

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.<p>Senate majority leader Harry Reid and 51 of his Democratic …

How to Erase Yourself From the Internet

If your growing weariness of being constantly tethered to the internet has become overwhelming, it might be time to scrub yourself from the social …

In China, cockroach farmers are cashing in on creepy critters

And you thought your apartment was a roach motel. In China, a growing number of farmers are making their living by breeding a rather unusual variety of livestock: thousands and thousands of cockroaches.<p>The roach farming industry remains secretive in China, with proprietors wary of attracting …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

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Al Qaeda leader seized in Libya was on FBI's 'most wanted' list

The man whisked off the streets of Tripoli, Libya, Saturday was among the top remaining leaders of al Qaeda, an elusive confidant of Osama bin Laden, as well as an alleged conspirator in the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings.<p>Anas al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai'I, has …

Snowden's email provider Lavabit fought government surveillance with ultra-tiny font

Earlier this summer, a few weeks after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents on the agency's surveillance practices were published, the encrypted email service provider he used, called Lavabit, shut itself down. At that time, Lavabit's founder Ladar Levison said he was shuttering …

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Will Fight Amir Khan in Las Vegas on May 3

Link to Media<p>Floyd Mayweather's next obstacle in finishing his legendary career undefeated will reportedly be 26-year-old Brit Amir Khan.<p><b>UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4:12 p.m. ET</b><p>A Mayweather advisor didn't flat out deny a bout against Kahn would occur, but he didn't confirm it either according to …

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Kenyan security chiefs must testify in Nairobi mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid reports that there were unheeded warnings of a terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, turf wars between police and army units and friendly fire fatalities, a Kenyan parliamentary committee has summoned security chiefs to explain what went wrong.<p>The security …

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Warren joins GMO labeling fray

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has joined the GMO labeling debate, but consumer advocates aren’t entirely pleased with her position.<p>The first-term senator is well-known as a champion of consumer protection, especially in relation to banking regulation, but she is on to new issues, calling for the Food and …

South Korean Man Killed Trying to Defect to the North

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Monday, South Korean soldiers shot a defector trying to sneak from one country to another, but …

Michael Hayden's Latest NSA Defense: Terrorists Love Gmail

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While current NSA chief Keith Alexander may be the individual most closely associated with the …

Will judge lift Muslim’s veil of secrecy?

A senior judge will come under pressure on Monday not to set a “dangerous” legal precedent by allowing a Muslim defendant to wear a full veil in a criminal trial.<p>The case comes amid a growing row over the wearing of niqabs and burkas in schools and colleges as well as in the court room.<p>An alliance …

Why Putin Is Pushing Authoritarianism in Syria

He is not only defending Assad, he's also preserving his own power.<p>The views Putin expresses are seductive. Some of his criticisms of American power are legitimate. American unilateralism -- from Iraq to drone strikes to National Security Agency surveillance -- undermines President Barack Obama's …

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The US has been helping Mexico spy on its citizens for decades

Mexico is the latest country to be caught up in the NSA leaks story. It seems the agency had access to president Enrique Peña Nieto’s email account while he was running for office last year. The disclosure offers us a remarkable, if unsurprising, window into how the US government treats its close …

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WSJ op-ed writer fired for resume lie

The Syria researcher whose Wall Street Journal op-ed piece was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional hearings about the use of force has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for lying about having a Ph.D., the group announced on …

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.<p>Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech …

Law and Justice and George Zimmerman

The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.<p>In the next few hours and days you'll likely be inundated with analysis and commentary and solemn expressions of outrage or joy about …

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, who run the …

Taliban Have Second Thoughts About Fighting in Afghanistan

News of peace talks in Qatar are giving some Taliban fighters doubts about the jihad. Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau report on the indecision in the …

New Nexus 7 reportedly gets Qualcomm chip, better screen, and lower price

Sources expect it in July, could be introduced at Google I/O in May.<p>Google and Asus' Nexus 7 tablet won us over quickly upon its release last year …