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  • Advocates argue over future of net neutrality

    WASHINGTON Applying 20th-century laws to 21st-century technology is not the answer to protect the free Internet despite the overwhelming amount of public support for that approach, anti-regulation advocates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in a hearing on net neutrality.
  • Websites 'slow down' to protest FCC net neutrality plan

    WASHINGTON Popular websites including Netflix, Mozilla, reddit and Kickstarter launched a daylong online protest called Internet Slowdown Day on Wednesday to oppose the controversial proposed changes to net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications...

    Holder, Clapper endorse reforms in bulk collection of intelligence

    Two top Obama administration officials this week endorsed proposed reforms in the intelligence community’s bulk collection of data on Americans. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper wrote to Sen....

    Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his...