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Chinese Astronauts Dock With Orbiting Space Lab

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A trio of Chinese astronauts has successfully docked with the Tiangong-1 space laboratory for what's expected to be a total of 15 days in orbit — the longest mission to date for China's burgeoning manned space program.

The published plan is for the three-person crew, including Wang Yaping, China's ...

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One Dead, Dozens Hurt In Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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An explosion touched off a fire at a Louisiana petrochemical plant, killing at least one person and injuring more than 70 others, officials say.

State Police reported one person dead in the calamity at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, ...

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Senate Rejects Measure To Delay 'Path To Citizenship'

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Senate has defeated a Republican measure that would have blocked implementation of a "path to citizenship" for undocumented workers until after the U.S.-Mexico border has been deemed secure for a period of six months.

The amendment to the larger overhaul of U.S. immigration law was sponsored by Iowa ...

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Gannett To Buy TV Station Owner Belo For $2.2 Billion

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gannett Co. plans to buy TV station owner Belo for $1.5 billion in cash and $715 million in debt in a deal that will make it one of the nation's largest owners of network television affiliates.

The total $2.2 billion deal would hand over Belo's 20 local TV stations, nine ...

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Democrat: IRS Manager Denies Targeting Of Conservative Groups

Sunday, June 09, 2013

A self-described conservative Republican who oversees IRS screeners dealing with non-profit groups has told lawmakers that he doesn't think the White House played a role in stonewalling "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups, according to the ranking Democrat on the committee investigating the matter.

Rep. Elijah Cummings told CNN on ...

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Newspaper Reveals Source For NSA Surveillance Stories

Sunday, June 09, 2013

The Guardian newspaper has identified the source for a series of reports it's published in recent days on secret U.S. surveillance activity as a former technical assistant for the CIA who now works for a private-sector defense and technology consulting firm.

The U.K. newspaper broke the story of the ...

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Rafael Nadal Wins Record Eighth French Open

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Rafael Nadal beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win a record eighth French Open title on Sunday.

Nadal is now the first man to win eight singles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament. He's also won more matches than any other player at the French Open, ...

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Bush-Era NSA Chief Defends PRISM, Phone Metadata Collection

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency, tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that the government's acquisition of phone records and surveillance of Internet activity is lawful and justified by the changing nature of the war on terrorism.

Hayden, who served as NSA chief from 1999-2005 and ...

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Toll In Santa Monica Shooting Rises To Six, Including Gunman

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Investigators were reportedly looking into family connections in their search for a motive in Friday's shooting rampage in Santa Monica, Calif., that left six people dead, including the gunman and a woman who died Sunday from injuries sustained in the assault.

The Associated Press, quoting unnamed officials close to the ...

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Delegations From Rival Koreas Meet At Panmunjom

Sunday, June 09, 2013

For the first time in two years, delegations from North and South Korea sat down for talks aimed at ratcheting down escalating tensions on the peninsula.

The meeting took place at the symbolically significant border village of Panmunjom, where nearly 60 years ago the two sides signed an armistice ending ...

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Chinese Cyber-Hacking Discussed At Obama-Xi Summit

Sunday, June 09, 2013

A two-day summit between President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, is being described as a "unique, positive and constructive" meeting that reportedly produced broad agreement on handling North Korea and put the thorny issue of cybersecurity at the forefront.

It was hoped the summit, which wrapped up ...

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The Latest On The NSA Surveillance Story

Sunday, June 09, 2013

In the past several days, there's been a steady flow of leaks about the National Security Agency and its secret surveillance activities, including the gathering of metadata on domestic and foreign telephone calls and the existence of PRISM, described in media reports as a top-secret data-mining program.

New developments are ...

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DNI Calls Reporting On Government Surveillance 'Reckless'

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Saturday said media reporting this week about government surveillance activities amounted to "reckless disclosures" that could hand terrorists a playbook to foil detection.

He said the surveillance measures are legal and said the reporting lacked full context:

"In particular, the surveillance activities published ...

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For London Zoo Patrons, It's A Case Of Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Saturday, June 08, 2013

A "walk-through" enclosure at the London Zoo apparently allows visitors to get a little too close to resident squirrel monkeys and several people have the bite marks to prove it, according to details of a report published in a U.K. newspaper.

The Camden New Journal says 15 people suffered ...

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Serena Williams Wins French Open, Clinches 16th Grand Slam

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Serena Williams has won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship in more than a decade.

Williams beat Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros on Saturday, 6-4, 6-4.

The Daily Mail writes:

"Williams theatrically seized the title from Sharapova with her 10th ace. She threw ...

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Authorities: China Bus Fire That Killed 47 Was Arson-Suicide

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Police in China said Saturday that a suicidal man was responsible for a fire that swept through a commuter bus in the country's eastern coastal city of Xiamen, killing 47 people including the arsonist and injuring dozens more.

Authorities say 59-year-old Chen Shuizong left a suicide note at his home ...

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Pakistan's New Government Protests U.S. Drone Strike

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Pakistan's new government wasted no time on Saturday in lodging a formal diplomatic complaint with Washington over a U.S. drone strike that reportedly killed seven militants near the Afghan border.

U.S. Charges D'Affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to Pakistan's Foreign Office to receive the government's official protest. U.S. Ambassador Richard ...

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Newark Mayor To Run For New Jersey's Open U.S. Senate Seat

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced Saturday he would run to finish the late Frank Lautenberg's term in the U.S. Senate.

Booker, a 44-year-old Democrat, has served as mayor since 2006 and is Newark's third black mayor. He is hoping to claim Lautenberg's seat, which has been filled by Attorney General ...

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Three Americans Killed In Latest Afghanistan 'Insider Attack'

Saturday, June 08, 2013

In another "insider attack," two U.S. soldiers and an American civilian were killed in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province on Saturday by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform.

"Two U.S. International Security Assistance Force service members and one U.S. civilian were killed today when an individual wearing an ANA uniform ...

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Tech Giants Deny Granting NSA 'Direct Access' To Servers

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Tech companies that cooperated with government intelligence-gathering efforts by allowing access to their databases say they did so only reluctantly and that it never involved 'direct access' to servers, according to The New York Times.

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, Apple and Paltalk all negotiated with the government under ...

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