National Security

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Judge declares Manning a spy and thief but not a traitor

By Leigh Jones
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Military | An Army judge convicted Pfc. Bradley Manning of espionage and theft but acquitted him of the most serious charge—aiding the enemy—stemming from his…

Midday Roundup: Can we have him if we promise not to kill him?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No death penalty for you. Russian President Vladimir Putin still says he won’t extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to face trial on espionage charges. At…

Midday Roundup: Senate ponders Snowden sanctions over clean clothes, asylum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extradition squeeze. As NSA leaker Edward Snowden extends his stay in a Moscow airport for another day, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for sanctions against…

Midday Roundup: House, White House spar over spy program funding

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No money for you. House lawmakers are expected to vote later today on an amendment to next year’s defense appropriations bill that would cut funding to any…

Globe Trot: Snowden gets asylum in Russia

By Mindy Belz
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International | Shower much? Edward Snowden has received documents allowing him to leave the Moscow airport, according to his lawyer, but it’s unclear whether he will…

Midday Roundup: ‘Aiding the enemy’ charge against Manning stands

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Supporting evidence. A U.S. Army judge refused this morning to dismiss the most serious charge against Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence officer…

Midday Roundup: Senators consider compromise, after all

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Put your weapons down. The U.S. Senate might not be completely broken after all, as Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested yesterday. After an unusual,

Globe Trot: Long-delayed conviction in Bangladesh war crimes trial

By Mindy Belz
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International | The 90-year-old head of Pakistan’s largest Islamist party has been found guilty of war crimes by a special tribunal in Bangladesh. The tribunal found Ghulam…

Midday Roundup: Protestors take to the streets after Zimmerman verdict

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Verdict protests. The crowd gathered outside the Sanford, Fla., courthouse Saturday night to hear the verdict in George Zimmerman’s murder trial responded…

Midday Roundup: Liberty loses round against Obamacare’s employer mandate

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Court battle. Liberty University has lost its second bid to persuade a federal appeals court to strike down Obamacare’s employer mandate. Lawyers for the…

Globe Trot: TSA gets Ramadan sensitivity warning

By Mindy Belz
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International | For the Muslim month of Ramadan that began this week, TSA, the transportation security agency that began in the wake of 9/11 attacks, says it’s “trying to…

Midday Roundup: Gregory Thornbury named president of The King’s College

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | New college president. The King’s College Board of Trustees announced this morning it has selected Gregory Alan Thornbury as the school’s sixth president.

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