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Cruise Ship Capsizes In China, Leaving Hundreds Unaccounted For

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Hundreds of people are unaccounted for after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River on Monday.

According to The Associated Press, the vessel was carrying more than 400 people and authorities have rescued 15.

The AP reports:

"The cruise was from Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing, ...

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Head Of TSA Reassigned After Tests Reveal Security Failures

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

After covert tests revealed major security failures, the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned.

In a statement, Jeh Johnson, secretary of homeland security, said Melvin Carraway will now work at the department's Office of State and Local Law Enforcement.

According to ABC News, the shuffle ...

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Parts Of Patriot Act Expire, Even As Senate Moves On Bill Limiting Surveillance

Sunday, May 31, 2015

(This post was last updated at 11:09 p.m. ET.)

It was a dramatic day on the floor of the United States Senate on Sunday. Unable to overcome parliamentary maneuvers by Sen. Rand Paul, the body adjourned and let three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act expire at midnight.

Trying to ...

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All Eyes On Senate As Patriot Act Provisions Set To Expire

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Three key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire first thing Monday. One of those provisions, Section 215, which the White House uses to scoop up Americans' call records in bulk, has been incredibly controversial both legally and politically.

We went over the basics of all this ...

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Muhammadu Buhari Becomes Nigeria's President

Friday, May 29, 2015

For the first time since Nigeria won its independence in 1960, the country has inaugurated an opposition figure as its next president.

Muhammadu Buhari, a retired general who ruled the country back in the '80s after a military coup, was sworn in as president of Nigeria on Friday.

The ...

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Despite Corruption Scandal, Blatter Wins Fifth Term As FIFA Chief

Friday, May 29, 2015

Update at 1:18 p.m. ET. Blatter Wins Fifth Term:

Two days after leading officials were arrested and charged with corruption and bribery, soccer's world governing body decided to stay the course, electing Joseph "Sepp" Blatter as its president.

Switzerland's Blatter has been FIFA's chief since 1998. He couldn't secure ...

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Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Updated at 2:55 p.m. ET

The city of Cleveland has reached an agreement with the Justice Department over allegations that the city's police department engaged in a pattern of using excessive force, violating the civil rights of its residents.

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach of the Northern District of Ohio said ...

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At Least 10 Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Updated at 4:38 p.m. ET

Storms continued to move through Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes and dumping torrential rains that led to deadly flooding.

Authorities in Oklahoma say four people have died as a result of the storms this weekend. During a press conference, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said ...

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable Reach Merger Deal

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications announced Tuesday that they had reached a merger deal.

If the deal is completed, the new company would become a major rival to Comcast Corp. As we reported, Comcast and Charter had already made earlier bids to buy Time Warner, but Charter ...

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White House Ban On Militarized Gear For Police May Mean Little

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When riots erupted last fall on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., police in riot gear fanned out armed with assault rifles and armored vehicles made for the battlefield.

Analysts said at the time it was just another symptom of the continued militarization of local police forces.

This week, the White ...

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Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara Fouls California Coastline

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Updated at 6:49 p.m. ET

A nine-mile slick of spilled crude has fouled parts of the California coastline near Santa Barbara, officials say.

Mark Crossland, a captain with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said some wildlife will likely be affected because of the spill.

The Los Angeles ...

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Indonesia, Malaysia Agree To Take In Stranded Rohingyas

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bringing an end to a two-week saga, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in thousands of Rohingya "boat people" who had been stranded at sea in Southeast Asia.

The Muslim Rohingyas fled prosecution from the Buddhist-majority in Myanmar. The problem has been that Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have often ...

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In Speech, Obama Will Cast Climate Change As 'Immediate Risk' To U.S. Security

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

During a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy today, President Obama will cast climate change as posing an "immediate risk to our national security."

NPR's Scott Horsley reports Obama is expected to tell graduates that the Coast Guard itself will have to adjust to the effects of rising ...

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As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The rest of the month is setting up to be pretty dramatic in the Senate.

A key section of the Patriot Act โ€” the part of law the White House uses to conduct mass surveillance on the call records of Americans โ€” is set to expire June 1. That leaves ...

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Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A judge in Kabul on Tuesday sentenced 11 Afghan policemen to one year in prison after they failed to protect a woman who was brutally killed by a mob in March.

The Associated Press reports:

"Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding in Afghanistan's Primary Court, found the policemen guilty of ...

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FBI Finds No Evidence Of Amtrak Damage From Firearm, NTSB Says

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updated at 5:14 p.m.

An FBI examination of the windshield of the Amtrak train that derailed last week in Philadelphia, killing eight people, has found no evidence of damage that could have been caused by a firearm, the National Transportation Safety Board says.

But, the agency said in a statement, ...

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Obama To Limit Police Acquisition Of Some Military-Style Equipment

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updated at 6:21 p.m. ET

President Obama said military-style equipment used by police departments "can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message," as he ended federal transfers of such weapons to local law enforcement.

Obama's remarks, made in Camden, N.J., are an attempt to ease tensions between ...

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$1M Bond Set For Members Of Biker Gangs Linked To Waco, Texas, Shootout

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET

Federal, state and local authorities are collecting evidence at the scene of a gunfight among five rival motorcycle gangs Sunday in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and 18 injured.

Officials said at least 170 people were arrested in connection with the gunfight at ...

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Death Penalty For Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Friday, May 15, 2015

Updated at 3:42 p.m.

After listening to testimony from 63 witnesses and deliberating since Wednesday, a jury of seven women and five men in Boston gave convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty.

There was no visible reaction from either Tsarnaev or his legal team.

The jury sentenced ...

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Becomes First EU Leader To Marry Same-Sex Partner

Friday, May 15, 2015

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel married his partner Gauthier Destenay on Friday, becoming the first European Union leader to enter a gay marriage.

Teri Schultz tells our Newscast unit that Bettel becomes the second world leader to do so. Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her partner five years ago.

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