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  • Oliver Stone to direct film about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden

    Oliver Stone to direct film about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
    With government surveillance remaining a hot news topic, one of filmmaking's biggest firebrands will seek to give it the big-screen treatment. Oliver Stone will write and direct a narrative adaptation of "The Snowden Files," Luke Harding's nonfiction...
  • The VA, the NHS and choice

    PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland -- President Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals...
  • 'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border

    President Obama on Monday ordered a new level of interagency cooperation to deal with what he described as “an urgent humanitarian situation”: unaccompanied minors trying to enter the country illegally. But it’s unclear exactly what this...
  • Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes

    Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes
    Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes...
  • Political turmoil could give California rocket firm edge over Russians

    Political turmoil could give California rocket firm edge over Russians
    Political fallout over the seizure of Crimea has caused the U.S. government to rethink its partnership with Russia on space programs, which has bolstered business prospects for a historic California rocket company. Engineers at Aerojet Rocketdyne in...
  • Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says

    Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says
        In an NBC interview, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has said he trained as a spy and never intended to wind up in Russia. The full interview, with Brian Williams questioning Snowden last week in Moscow, will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) on...
  • 1 in 8 U.S. children will become victim of serious abuse or neglect

    About 1 in 8 American children will experience some form of maltreatment serious enough to be confirmed by government authorities, new research shows. Slightly more than 2% of kids are victimized during their first year of life, 5.8% are mistreated...
  • Groups pressure Legislature to back California fracking moratorium

    More than 100 environmental and community groups Thursday sent a letter to the California Legislature urging lawmakers to support a moratorium on the oil-production method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California. Led by the national...
  • Local groups want California legislature to back state fracking moratorium

    More than 100 environmental and community groups, including Burbank and Glendale organizations, Thursday sent a letter to the California Legislature urging lawmakers to support a moratorium on the oil-production method of hydraulic fracturing, or...
  • House passes NSA reform bill limiting collection of phone data

    Despite last-minute criticism from privacy advocates, a bipartisan coalition in the House on Thursday easily approved a National Security Agency reform bill that aims to curb the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone call records....
  • Pro-Russia militants wage deadly offensive as Ukraine election nears

    Pro-Russia separatists vowing to disrupt Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine launched a fresh attack Thursday against the Kiev government's beleaguered forces, killing at least 13 soldiers but failing to take control of more territory in the eastern...