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NSA snooping finds few friends on Capitol Hill

By Jim Henry
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National Security | Congress will again take up the re-authorization of the Patriot Act next week. The Senate failed to reach an agreement on the measure Friday after contentious…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Midday Roundup: Amtrak engineer doesn’t remember crash

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Drawing a blank. The engineer of a derailed Amtrak train suffered a concussion and can’t remember what happened when the train crashed Tuesday night near…

Military exercises evoke Cold-War tension in Eastern Europe

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | Hundreds of U.S. military combat vehicles and dozens of fighter aircraft have been arriving in the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and…

Midday Roundup: NSA gate-crashers stole car, took wrong turn

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lapse in judgment. The two men who crashed through the front gate of the National Security Agency (NSA) Monday had stolen a car after a wild night in a hotel,

Midday Roundup: Terrorists kill 17 foreigners in attack on Tunisian museum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tunisian terror. Militants in Tunisia stormed a museum in the North African nation’s capital today, killing 19 people. Seventeen of the victims were foreign…

Midday Roundup: Clinton used personal email for state business

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Private or public? Hillary Clinton used only her personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state, The New York Times revealed, raising questions…

Midday Roundup: GOP parades presidential hopefuls at CPAC

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Speech time. Conservative leaders and activists are gathering in Washington this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The lineup for…

Globe Trot: Terrorists arrested in Belgium planned Paris-like attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | BELGIUM:Islamist fighters killed and arrested in the town of Verviers today intended a major terrorist attack, according to authorities: “You could say a…

Obama continues push to close Gitmo

By Jim Henry
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National Security | For six years, the Obama administration has tried—and failed—to keep one of the president’s most publicized 2008 campaign promises, closing the…

ISIS sympathizers hack U.S. Central Command Twitter feed

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | A group calling itself the “CyberCaliphate” hacked the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) on Monday, posting what appeared to be names…

Will base closures in Europe leave the U.S. vulnerable?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The Pentagon last week announced plans to further consolidate United States forces based in Europe. The realignment will result in the closure of major U.S.

 
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