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  • A guide to the Patriot Act debate

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    Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.

    But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used t...

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    By Jeremy Diamond CNN
  • State department releases Clinton emails

    Clinton security council

    UNTV

    The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

  • Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

    Obama at synagogue

    President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the country ends up securing a nuclear bomb.

  • Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

    Janet Yellen

    Pool

    The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

  • Poll finds Obama popularity on the upswing

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    President Barack Obama's popularity with the public is on the upswing, according to a new Gallup poll that found him enjoying is strongest approval rating in nearly two years.

  • Hillary Clinton racks up rapper endorsements

    Waka Flocka Flame for Clinton

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    A growing number of rappers are queuing up plans to make beautiful music with the front-runner Democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.

    An early high-profile endorsement came from Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who announced his own cand...

  • Gyrocopter pilot pleads not guilty

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    CNN

    The man who piloted a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds last month to protest big money in politics has trumpeted his move, but on Thursday he pleaded not guilty to six federal charges against him.

  • Jeb Bush gives New Hampshire woman massage

    Jeb Bush massage use

    Salem New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce President Donna Morris was in for some unexpected caressing from likely Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush during Thursday afternoon's meet and greet.

  • About 1,200 Clinton emails deemed 'personal'

    Hillary Clinton file

    CNN

    More than 1,200 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department are personal and not part of the federal record, the government's chief records officer ruled.

  • Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    US Capitol from the front

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    A free trade initiative that is pitting President Barack Obama against his own party cleared a major procedural hurdle in the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday.

    The 62-38 vote to end debate on the bill, moving it toward a final vote, was a vict...

  • U.S. and Israel have worst inequality in the developed world

    Obama, Netanyahu

    CNN

    The U.S. and Israel have the worst inequality in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Cops leave guns in bathroom, get new training

    Police patrol near the Capitol after a wild driver was shot

    Taylor Hartz/BU News Service

    It should go without saying: Don't leave your gun in a public bathroom. Especially if you're Capitol Police. Especially if the gun can be found by a young child.

    But the officers assigned to protecting Congress are now undergoing additional training ...

  • Nebraska Senate votes to repeal death penalty

    Death penalty lethal injection

    CNN

    The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill to repeal the state's death penalty and replace it with life without parole.

    The measure, which passed Wednesday on a 32-15 vote, faces a promised veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

    "No one has traveled the state m...

  • Google fixes n-word Maps problem for most users

    Google maps

    CNN

    Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house.

    A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon.

    On Thursday...

  • Source: Money was motive for DC house fire

    House fire in Washington DC

    Jeff Simon/CNN

    Authorities have identified a 34-year-old man as the suspect in last week's quadruple homicide inside a Washington mansion that was also set ablaze.

    Daron Dylon Wint is wanted on charges of first degree murder while armed, the Metropolitan Police Dep...

  • Rand Paul wraps 10-hour 'filibuster'

    Rand Paul pseudo filibuster Patriot Act

    Senate TV

    After 10 hours and 30 minutes, Sen. Rand Paul relinquished the Senate floor late Wednesday night, ending his "filibuster" over National Security Agency surveillance programs authorized under the Patriot Act.

    Paul, R-Kentucky, ran through several binde...

  • Gyrocopter pilot faces over 9 years in prison

    Gyrocopter Capitol

    The Florida man who allegedly piloted a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds last month to protest big money in politics has been indicted by a federal grand jury on six charges.

  • Obama highlights climate change in speech

    Barack Obama

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    President Barack Obama used his commencement speech to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday, to focus on a topic he called an immediate national security threat: climate change.

    "Climate change will impact every country...

  • Is ISIS running out of money?

    Kurdish Peshmerga battle ISIS

    CNN

    ISIS militants are having to work harder to finance their war in Syria and Iraq as low oil prices and Western military action choke off a key source of income.

  • Christie: I've changed immigration position

    Chris Christie, State of the State address

    Pool

    Likely presidential hopeful Chris Christie said that he has changed his position on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, becoming the latest Republican to recast their stance on one of the thorniest issues they'll face during the 201...

  • Judge mulls 'rolling' drop of Clinton emails

    Hillary Clinton file

    CNN

    U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Rudolph Contreras asked the State Department to file a notice that would include a proposed deadline for the release of Hillary Clinton's emails.

  • Beau Biden being treated at hospital

    Beau and Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, the former attorney general of Delaware, was being treated at a military hospital outside of Washington on Tuesday.

  • Scott Walker hits up Washington

    Scott Walker apron

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    It turns out even Washington outsiders have a reason to venture inside the Beltway once in a while.

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has grown fond of bashing Washington and casting himself as an outsider, will spend Tuesday hobnobbing with members of...

  • Candidates caught in Iraq political quagmire

    Jeb Bush

    CNN

    If you're running for President, get used to becoming hung up over Iraq.

    Because barring a miracle, whoever wins the White House will become the fifth consecutive American president ensnared by a nation that has consumed trillions of U.S. dollars and ...

  • Paul: 'Whatever it takes to stop' Patriot Act

    Rand Paul

    CNN

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said he will do "everything humanly possible" to keep the Senate from reauthorizing the Patriot Act.

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