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Parole Board Recommends Oscar Pistorius Be Released In August

Monday, June 08, 2015

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete who was sentenced to five years in prison over the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is set to be released on parole in August.

The BBC reports:

"Under South African law he is eligible for release under "correctional supervision" having served a ...

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Kalief Browder, Jailed For Years Without Trial, Kills Himself

Monday, June 08, 2015

Kalief Browder, the young man who was held for years in a New York jail without a trial, killed himself on Saturday.

Browder was the subject of a profile in The New Yorker. He was 16 years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. Because his ...

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Day 2 Of G-7 Meeting Focuses On Climate Change, Terrorism

Monday, June 08, 2015

The second and last day of the G-7 summit in Germany today will focus on climate change and terrorism.

The BBC reports:

"Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the group to reach an agreement on limiting global temperature rises. She also wants G-7 members to contribute to a fund for ...

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Friends Of Boston Bomber Sentenced For 'Impeding Investigation'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

Three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced to jail terms after they were convicted of obstructing the investigation into the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

Authorities said that Azamat Tazhayakov, along with another Tsarnaev college friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, conspired to dump Tsarnaev's backpack, which ...

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Sister Of Alleged Sex Abuse Victim Says Hastert Indictment Is Vindication

Friday, June 05, 2015

When a federal grand jury in Chicago indicted former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on charges of trying to evade cash withdrawal requirements and lying to the FBI about it, the indictment alleged that Hastert was trying conceal "prior misconduct."

News reports quickly emerged that Hastert was allegedly ...

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India Orders Nestlé To Stop Selling Some Noodle Soup Products

Friday, June 05, 2015

After wrestling with India's regulatory bodies over the safety of some of its products, Nestlé India says it will abide by a ban and pull its noodle soup products from shelves.

"The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority," the company said ...

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China Says U.S. Allegations That It Was Behind Cyberattack Are 'Irresponsible'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET

The Chinese government says U.S. allegations that China is behind a massive cyberattack against the Office of Personnel Management are "counterproductive" and "irresponsible."

As we reported Thursday, the U.S. government said that a data breach in April may have exposed the personal information ...

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Amid Bribery Scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Resign

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Amid a bribery scandal that involved top executives of world soccer's governing body, FIFA's President Sepp Blatter is resigning.

Blatter made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference and just days after he easily won an election to a fifth term.

"It is my deep care for FIFA and ...

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Boston Marathon Bomber's Friend Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

Dias Kadyrbayev admitted to going into Tsarnaev's room, picking up backpack containing a laptop and the remnants of some fireworks and then throwing them out ...

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Reports: Sepp Blatter's Top Lieutenant Involved In $10 Million Payment

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

When U.S. authorities announced last week that they had indicted a group of senior FIFA officials on allegations of corruption, they left one big mystery: They said a "high-ranking FIFA official" had transferred $10 million to an account controlled by former CONCACAF President Jack Warner. That payment was ...

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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.

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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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