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    Senate blocks NSA bill, extends it 2 months

    WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Senate early Saturday couldn't agree on a measure that would stop U.S. spying through phone records and extend the program past June 1, instead opting to reconvene earlier than expected. Three spying provisions of the USA Patriot Act are scheduled to expire on June 1, includi ... Read More

    Boston Univ. professor in worse trouble

    Troubling tweets disparaging white male college students may be just the tip of the iceberg for incoming Boston University professor Saida Grundy, who has a history of Internet misdeeds, the Herald has learned. Grundy used the identity of a Virginia woman in a jealous fit over a man in late 2007 to ... Read More

    HIllary received sensitive info on private email account

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring l ... Read More

    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. Senate passage of the trade bill capped two weeks ... Read More

    Ferguson installs permanent memorial to thug

    FERGUSON -- A plaque and a bronze dove dedicated to Michael Brown Jr. were installed Thursday in the sidewalk near where he was fatally shot by police Aug. 9, taking the place of makeshift memorials of stuffed animals that were removed Wednesday. The bronze plaque along Canfield Drive bears his birt ... Read More

    Baltimore reaches 100 homicides for year with overnight shootings

    Baltimore police are investigating the city's 100th homicide of 2015 after an overnight shooting in the Loch Raven area of Northeast Baltimore. Two men were found shot in the 1800 block of Ramblewood Road around 1:28 a.m. Thursday, police said. Both were transported to an area hospital. One man, who ... Read More

    Boy Scouts: Ban on Gay Scout Leaders Unsustainable

    The Boy Scouts of America president, Robert Gates, has called for an end to the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders, saying to continue to prohibit gay adults from serving “will be the end of us as a national movement”. Citing the social, political and judicial changes in the country in regard t ... Read More

    Grand Jury Indicts Six Baltimore Police officers in Death of Freddie Gray

    A Baltimore grand jury returned indictments against the six officers charged earlier this month in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Thursday. Prosecutors presented evidence to the grand jury over the course of two weeks, Mosby said. The charges were l ... Read More

    Seizure of Palmyra and Ramadi by Isis reveal gaping holes in US jihadi strategy

    Islamic State’s victories in Palmyra and Ramadi have been painful blows for the US-led coalition in both Syria and Iraq respectively, underlining the flaws in a strategy that has been widely criticised as both wrong-headed and half-hearted. Until the last few weeks, the conventional wisdom in Washin ... Read More


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