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Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench
For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents.
Landmark civil rights legal records deleted from Pacer
Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive. The state-run Public Access to Court Electronic Records (Pacer) service deleted numerous court documents deemed incompatible with a software up
A US jihadi serial killer
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country.
At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has proclaimed. Heard about t
Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions
WASHINGTON — When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.
Since then, the proce
D.C. news crew robbed while reporting on
Sometimes - but not always - news reporters get exactly what they are looking for when covering a story. For one news crew from CBS News affiliate WUSA in Washington, D.C., they got a little more.
Obama under fire for jetting out to Martha's Vineyard
President Barack Obama refused to put forward a timetable for a resolution to the conflict in Iraq, saying that it was going to 'take some time,' in a Saturday morning press conference that preceded his departure to Martha's Vineyard.
Airstrikes on ISIS Militants Have Begun, Kurds and Iraqis Say
WASHINGTON — Airstrikes on towns in northern Iraq seized by Islamist militants began late Thursday in what Kurdish and Iraqi officials called the first stage of an American-led intervention to blunt the militants’ advance and provide emergency aid to tens
Barack Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers
Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. Of the 680,000 people caught up in the
Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms Spying on Senate Panel
WASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the C.I.A. has found that its officers penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its damning report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.
The report by
Air Force Calls for Cheaper, Quicker Weapons Development
WASHINGTON — In an acknowledgment that the military may be pricing itself out of business, the Air Force on Wednesday called for a shift away from big-ticket weapon systems that take decades to develop and a move toward what Defense Department officials a
U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty
WASHINGTON — The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to Russian Pres
Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report
WASHINGTON — Just after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted in April to declassify hundreds of pages of a withering report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program, C.I.A. Director John O. Brennan convened a meeting of
Detroit suspends water shutoffs for 15 days
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is suspending its water shutoffs for 15 days starting today to give residents another chance to prove they are unable to pay their bills.
Negotiators Agree to Extend Iran Nuclear Talks, Diplomats Say
Iran, the United States and the five other countries negotiating over the future of the Iranian nuclear program have agreed to a four-month extension of the negotiations, giving them more time to try to bridge a major difference over whether the country w
House votes to slash IRS tax enforcement budget
The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers...
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