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NSA Searches Some Americans' Emails for Any Mention of Foreign Suspects

August 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Security Agency says it doesn't target American citizens when searching through its vast quantities of data looking for threats, but that doesn't mean it won't look through your email. The New York Times has the latest revelation in the never-ending flood of leaks about how NSA conducts its ...

U.S. and Britain Evacuate Their Embassies In Yemen

August 6, 2013 The U.S. airlifted all "non-emergency" personnel from Yemen on Tuesday, just hours after it was revealed that an American drone strike killed at least four suspected al-Qaeda militants in the same country. The British government also followed suit, withdrawing all of its diplomatic personnel from their embassy in Saana overnight. ...

Man Gets $4 Million from the DEA After Being Locked Up for Days Without Water

July 31, 2013 The Justice Department has a settled a lawsuit with a California college student who nearly died in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell after being held nearly five days, handcuffed, without food or water. Daniel Chong will get $4.1 million in the settlement agreement, even though no criminal charges have ...

Someone Threw Paint on the Lincoln Memorial

July 26, 2013 The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, was closed on Friday morning after it was discovered that someone had vandalized the iconic statue in the middle of the night. Park police say that sometime after 1:00 a.m. this morning, visitors to the memorial noticed that green paint had been splashed on ...

Congress Sets a New Record for Being Hated

July 24, 2013 A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls finds that in addition to setting new milestones for futility, Congress is also more hated than it's ever been. A full 83 percent of respondents say they disapprove of the job Congress is doing, the highest number for that question since the poll ...

Ex-CIA Agent Convicted of Kidnapping Terror Suspects Is Arrested in Panama

July 18, 2013 The highest-ranking American official to be tried and convicted for abducting terror suspects overseas has been arrested in Panama, opening the possibility that he could be sent to prison for an "extraordinary rendition." In 2009, an Italian court convicted Robert Lady, the former CIA station chief in Milan, and 22 ...

Mastermind of 9/11 Attacks Designed a Vacuum Cleaner From His CIA Prison

July 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The man long-considered the most responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been in prison a long time—so long that he appears to have had time to reinvent common household appliances. A new report from the Associated Press claims that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured by the CIA ...

The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

July 10, 2013 Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan war, suddenly no one is talking to anyone and peace could not seem farther away. Less than a month after opening a diplomatic office to further the cause of a settlement, the ...

The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

July 9, 2013 Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan war, suddenly no one is talking to anyone and peace could not seem farther away. Less than a month after opening a diplomatic office to further the cause of a settlement, the ...

A New Reconstruction of the Deadly Night in Benghazi

July 8, 2013 A new book purports to tell the "untold story of the attack in Benghazi," but based on the excerpt published in the new Vanity Fair, the newer, more intimate details won't necessarily answer the larger questions about the attack. The excerpt from the upcoming book "Under Fire," focuses on the ...