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Mark Memmott

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Obama Calls For Limits On NSA's Collection Of Phone Data

Friday, January 17, 2014

The president said intelligence agencies would now need court approval before accessing phone data of hundreds of millions of Americans. He also directed the agencies to stop spying on the leaders of friendly nations. The changes come amid criticism directed at the NSA.

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Fair Or Foul? Baseball Expands Use Of Instant Replay

Friday, January 17, 2014

OK, fans, it's time to weigh in. Is it good news or not that baseball is dramatically expanding its use of instant replay in a bid to correct blown calls?

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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

Friday, January 17, 2014

The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.

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Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies

Friday, January 17, 2014

For nearly three decades, until 1974, Lt. Hiroo Onoda lived in a Philippine jungle. During those years he continued to battle with villagers. As many as 30 people were killed. It wasn't until his former commander ordered Onoda to lay down his arms that he surrendered. Onoda died Thursday. He was 91.

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Obama Expected To Say NSA Should Not Hold 'Metadata'

Friday, January 17, 2014

One change that privacy advocates have been pushing for is that the NSA no longer store the records from millions of phone calls — including those of Americans. Officials are telling Reuters and NPR that the president will endorse the idea of having a third party, not the NSA, hold that data.

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New Drug Combination Takes 24 Minutes To Execute Ohio Killer

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The state has run out of the drug used in past executions. The drugs administered to killer and rapist Dennis McGuire had not been used in Ohio before. He was treated "far more humanely" than the woman he killed, her family said Thursday.

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Obama's NSA Speech: Just What Eisenhower Warned About?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

VIDEO: On Jan. 17, 1961, Ike spoke to the nation about a military-industrial complex. He said "an alert and knowledgeable citizenry" must help safeguard security and liberty. Friday, exactly 53 years later, Obama will speak about surveillance programs that critics say threaten civil liberties.

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Photos May Show Marines Burning Iraqis' Bodies

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Marine Corps is looking into images obtained by the entertainment website TMZ. They appear to show U.S. Marines burning the corpses of Iraqi fighters during the 2004 battles in Fallujah.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Steady At Pre-Recession Level

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The good news is that it appears layoffs are not piling up too rapidly. The bad news is that new jobs aren't either.

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Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The latest nominees for the movie industry's highest awards are out. Nine films have also been nominated for the "best picture" award. The others: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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J.C. Penney Cutting 2,000 Jobs, Closing 33 Stores

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The plans follow other announcements of job cuts and store closings by major retailers. They're facing stiff competition from each other and from online shopping sites.

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34 Officers At Nuclear Site May Have Cheated On Exams

Thursday, January 16, 2014

An investigation into alleged drug use by officers led to evidence that some had also been sharing answers to proficiency exams, the Air Force says. The 34 who allegedly were involved have been suspended. It's the latest in a string of scandals for the nuclear missile launch command.

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Hal Faulkner, Marine Whose Last Wish Was An Honorable Discharge, Dies

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In 1956, Faulkner was given an "undesirable" discharge because he was gay. About a year ago, Faulkner learned he had terminal cancer. The Marines expedited a change in his status and earlier this month Faulkner's discharge was changed to "honorable." He died Tuesday at the age of 79.

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5 Years Ago Sully Landed On The Hudson And Twitter Took Off

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On Jan. 19, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew successfully ditched their crippled U.S. Airways jet in the river off Manhattan. The 155 people on board were saved. A photo of the floating plane went up minutes later on Twitter. That "changed everything" for the social media site.

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Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks 'Preventable'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee points to a failure by the State Department to provide adequate security. The panel also says that some members of Congress have mischaracterized the Obama administration's statements in the days immediately after the 2012 attacks.

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VIDEO: Springsteen, Fallon Do 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.

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Videos Show Asiana Crash Victim Was Run Over Despite Warnings

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Emergency personnel had known a Chinese teenager was lying on the ground at San Francisco International Airport near the wreckage. But as they spread foam on the area, she was covered up. Tragically, two fire trucks later ran over the girl. A coroner says those blows caused her death.

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Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.

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Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Senators couldn't reach agreement Tuesday on a way to restore benefits for 1.3 million people who have been out of work for extended periods. With the Senate planning to go on a recess next week, it's looking like any action will be put off.

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NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Circuit boards and USB cards were implanted surreptitiously in the computers when they were shipped overseas from the manufacturers, The New York Times reports. The program, called Quantum, allows intelligence agencies to alter data and insert malware.

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