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  • US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

    With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.
  • Cop who shot teen 16 times faulted in 2007 traffic stop

    Cop who shot teen 16 times faulted in 2007 traffic stop
    It's been seven years since Ed Nance was roughed up by a Chicago police officer who handcuffed him so violently during a 2007 traffic stop he seriously injured both shoulders, costing him tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages....

    Attorney General Gonzales misled Congress about NSA spying, documents show

    WASHINGTON Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program,...

    Under microscope for gyrocopter, Capitol Police stretched thin

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress agreed Doug Hughes is lucky to be alive after his dangerous stunt, based on what they learned about the April 15 gyrocopter landing during closed-door briefings from Capitol law enforcement. But big questions remain...

    Immigrants' lives on hold while they wait for administrative relief to return

     Immigrants' lives on hold while they wait for administrative relief to return
    On a recent Tuesday evening, several dozen volunteers met at the Resurrection Project, an immigrant rights advocacy organization in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, to learn how to file freedom of information requests. The volunteers, most of them...