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TSA Head Reassigned After Investigation Reveals Procedural Failings

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:19pm

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned after a covert investigation found serious failings in security screening procedures.

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Who's The Candidate Of The Future?

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:08pm

People always say they want change in elections, but who represents that change? A new poll sheds some light on who does — and who does not.

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Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:07pm

The Senate has approved the USA Freedom Act, which will alter the way U.S. agencies conduct surveillance and gather data. A final vote on the bill came late Tuesday afternoon.

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Was Recent IRS Data Breach Preventable?

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 2:05pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before a Senate panel to answer questions about a data breach revealed last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers.

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U.S. House Calls On Iran To Release American Political Prisoners

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

Congress may soon pass a resolution calling on Iran to free several Americans being held prisoner there, and demanding information about a former FBI agent who went missing.

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Florida Lawmakers Convene Special Session To Wrangle Budget Issues

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

Republicans who control the Governor's mansion and both chambers of the state legislature are at an impasse over the issue of health care and whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 9:45pm

Samantha Elauf wore a headscarf to a job interview at an Abercrombie & Fitch store, and was denied a position because of it. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that that was clearly wrong.

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Americans Say They Want The Patriot Act Renewed ... But Do They, Really?

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 4:13pm

A new poll says Americans want NSA data collection renewed. Yet another recent survey says Americans want better controls on what kind of data the government can collect. What's going on?

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Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:53pm

The court ruled Monday that a law requiring the deportation of immigrants who violate any kind of drug regulation did not justify deporting a man who was caught with Adderall in his sock.

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Sen. Lindsay Graham Enters Crowded Field Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:30pm

Republican primary voters rank foreign policy as their top issue in this election, and no one takes a more hawkish stance than South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham. Using that platform, Graham announced his intention to run for president Monday in the small town where he grew up.

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U.S. Criticizes China For Construction In South China Sea

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:30pm

China and the U.S. exchanged criticisms on the South China Sea over the weekend. So far, neither side appears willing to either compromise on the disputed waters, or to escalate the dispute.

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NSA Bulk Collection On Hold As Senate Considers Bill

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:30pm

The U.S. Senate is racing to move forward a bill that, had it been passed in time, would have kept key provisions of the Patriot Act from expiring Sunday night.

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San Diego Homeowners Rip Up Their Lawns In Exchange For Rebates

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:30pm

The massive California drought means homeowners are coming to terms with the fact that water used on their lawns is water wasted. Many cities are offering rebates for people who take out their grass. But the conversion away from grass is still sometimes a tough sell.

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Joe Biden's Advice On Compassion And Family, In His Own Words

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:36pm

"It's not all that difficult, folks, to be compassionate when you've been the beneficiary of compassion in your lowest moments," Biden told Yale graduates in May.

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Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:55am

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "look policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.

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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham Joins Battle For Republican Nomination

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:21am

Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.

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Patriot Act Provisions Expire; More Candidates Announce Presidential Bid

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 4:08am

Sen. Rand Paul blocked extension of a program that allowed bulk collection of Americans' phone records during a Sunday Senate session. And, more candidates are announcing a run for the White House.

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Oregon To Test Switching To Mileage-Based Gas Tax

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 4:08am

So far, it's a voluntary program. But as cars become more fuel efficient, the state could expand it, if it proves to be a successful way of offsetting stagnant gas tax revenues.

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Senate Allows 3 Provisions Within The Patriot Act To Expire

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 4:08am

After a rare Sunday Senate session, 3 provisions within the Patriot Act expired at midnight — including a program that allowed the government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans.

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No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 2:36am

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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