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Supreme Court Will Consider Abercrombie's Religious Discrimination Case

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Next term, the Supreme Court will hear a case that concerns the hiring habits of Abercrombie & Fitch.

At issue is whether the store discriminated against a woman because she wore a head scarf. Bloomberg explains:

"Samantha Elauf was 17 in 2008 when she applied for a sales ...

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JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

Thursday, October 02, 2014

JPMorgan Chase says the contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was compromised in a data breach.

The company made the revelation in a filing with the Security and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

Chase said the breach exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers and email ...

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Turkish Parliament OKs Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Thursday, October 02, 2014

By a large margin on Thursday, Turkish lawmakers approved military action against Islamic State militants.

Until now, Turkey, a member of NATO, had remained out of a broad coalition waging a war against radical Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria.

The BBC reports:

"The motion was passed with ...

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Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A federal judge in Portland sentenced 23-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud to serve 30 years in prison, on Wednesday, over a 2010 plot to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony.

The AP reports:

"Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the 2010 plot that actually was an ...

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One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

This stunning picture is making the rounds on the Internet today:

It was released by NOAA's Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals and shows an estimated 35,000 walrus "hauling out" on an Alaskan beach.

This is not normally how you would find them. The animals would normally be spread ...

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old Florida man, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager in the parking lot of a gas station.

This case dates back to 2012. Dunn shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis after arguing over the volume of the music Davis ...

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

After a series of embarrassing incidents that called into question the efficacy of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, the service's director, has resigned.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Pierson offered her resignation today and he accepted it.

"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service ...

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Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Omar Gonzalez, who was indicted on three charges stemming from allegations that he scaled a fence and then ran into the White House carrying a knife, pleaded not guilty in a federal court house on Wednesday.

NPR's Brian Naylor reports:

"Omar Gonzalez will remain in custody. The next hearing ...

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, says newly released recordings of conversations between Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 financial crisis still dominate Wall Street.

In an interview with Morning Edition, Warren says the recordings provide definite proof ...

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FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to ditch rules that prohibited cable and satellite providers from broadcasting games that had been blacked out on local stations.

"The order finds that the Commission's sports blackout rules are no longer justified in light of significant changes in the sports industry since ...

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Contractor With Criminal History And Gun Was Allowed On Elevator With Obama

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Update at 7:24 p.m. ET. A New, Stunning Incident:

On the same day that a White House intruder was indicted on three charges and the head of the Secret Service was grilled by lawmakers, more stunning revelations are coming to light that continue to raise questions about the efficacy ...

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U.S. Charges 4 Hackers Over Theft Of Games From Microsoft, Army

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The United States has charged four men with stealing $100 million worth of intellectual property from Microsoft Corporation, Epic Games Inc., Valve Corporation, Zombie Studios and the U.S. Army.

The men, all between the ages of 18 and 28, allegedly used sophisticated methods to break into the company's systems to ...

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U.S. Charges Pakistani Man With Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

Monday, September 29, 2014

In what it is calling the first criminal case of its kind, the Justice Department said it had charged a Pakistani man with conspiracy over the sale and advertising of a smart phone app that could monitor calls, texts, videos, location and other communication of an unsuspecting user.

Hammad Akbar, ...

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'Washington Post': White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

Monday, September 29, 2014

The man who jumped the White House fence carrying a knife made it past the front doors, overpowered a guard, and then ran across the East Room before being tackled at the doorway to the Green Room, The Washington Post is reporting.

Secret Service officials had originally said that ...

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At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

Monday, September 29, 2014

During a speech before the United Nations, Iceland's Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi said his country and Suriname are convening a conference to talk about gender equality.

The catch? Only men and boys are invited.

Bragi said that his country wanted to do its part to "promote gender equality." So, ...

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After Fire, FAA Orders Review Of Contingency Plans, Security

Monday, September 29, 2014

The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the agency to review the contingency plans and security protocols of all its major facilities.

The order from Administrator Michael P. Huerta came three days after a contractor set fire to an FAA air traffic facility in Aurora, Illinois.

As ...

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Ferguson Police Will Be Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

Friday, September 26, 2014

Police in Ferguson will no longer be allowed to wear bracelets in support of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

The shooting in August unleashed days of unrest on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.

In a letter released on Friday, ...

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Ex-Teacher At Center Of Rape Sentencing Controversy Gets 10 Years In Jail

Friday, September 26, 2014

After a long-running controversy over his original punishment, a convicted rapist in Montana was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Friday.

As we've reported, Stacey Dean Rambold was originally sentenced to 30 days in jail for raping one of his 14-year-old students.

District Judge G. Todd Baugh unleashed ...

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Oklahoma Police Ask FBI To Investigate Beheading Incident

Friday, September 26, 2014

A day after a woman was beheaded at her workplace in Moore, Okla., police there are asking the FBI to investigate.

Brian Hardzinski, with NPR member station KGOU, tells our newscast unit that police want the FBI to probe any possible connections to terrorism. He filed this report for our ...

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Alaska Is Rattled By 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake rattled Alaska on Thursday. Luckily, while very strong, it was a very deep quake, so no major damage was reported.

Alaska Public Media reports:

"The shaking caught the attention of residents across a large swath of the state, from Fairbanks down to Homer. In ...

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