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Reuters

Fate of U.S. domestic surveillance program uncertain after Senate vote
May 23, 2015   03:26 PM  13 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before its June 1 expiration.

Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program
May 23, 2015   06:21 AM  22 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records was blocked in the U.S. Senate early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1.

Bill to reform domestic surveillance is blocked in Senate
May 23, 2015   05:31 AM  23 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The “USA Freedom Act,” a bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone call data, failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. senate early on Saturday.

Senate passes two-month transportation spending patch
May 23, 2015   05:30 AM  23 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height …

Senate tries to bridge gaps on domestic surveillance
May 23, 2015   01:58 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a proposal meant to bridge divides among lawmakers on how to handle the June 1 expiration of domestic spying programs, but there was no clear outcome …

Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals
May 23, 2015   01:56 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him “fast-track” powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting Am…

CNN

Reflecting on Ramadi a decade after an encounter with an IED
May 23, 2015   09:29 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
ISIS’s recent capture of the key Iraqi city reminds a CNN journalist of his harrowing experience.

Reflecting on Ramadi a decade after an encounter with an IED
May 23, 2015   09:20 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
ISIS’s recent capture of the key Iraqi city reminds a CNN correspondent of his harrowing experience.

Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program
May 23, 2015   09:20 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Q&A: Leading the secret FISA court
May 23, 2015   09:10 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act debate
May 23, 2015   09:09 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
As the debate roils, get up to speed on NSA surveillance, how the Patriot Act authorized it and why Congress may — or may not — reform the program.

Iraqi refugees stranded in ‘horrific’ conditions
May 23, 2015   09:09 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Iraqi refugees scrambling to flee from ISIS-controlled Ramadi were stranded in a sandstorm without shelter. CNN’s Arwa Damon reports.

Washington Post

Senate rejects compromise bill on surveillance
May 24, 2015   05:45 AM  50 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The Senate, in an early-morning vote Saturday, turned back legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of private telephone records, increasing the likelihood that the legal authority underpinning the contro…

Senate rejects compromise bill on surveillance
May 24, 2015   05:45 AM  50 minutes ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The Senate, in an early-morning vote Saturday, turned back legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of private telephone records, increasing the likelihood that the legal authority underpinning the contro…

As ‘SEC primary’ takes shape, will presidential contenders show up?
May 23, 2015   11:18 PM  5 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp sat at his state’s GOP convention this month and listened to not one, not two, but three potential presidential contenders. He turned to the guy next to him, who has been involved with state polit…

As ‘SEC primary’ takes shape, will presidential contenders show up?
May 23, 2015   11:18 PM  5 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp sat at his state’s GOP convention this month and listened to not one, not two, but three potential presidential contenders. He turned to the guy next to him, who has been involved with state polit…

Having Beyoncé’s support doesn’t hurt Hillary Clinton. But does it help?
May 23, 2015   07:19 PM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton’s campaign, hoping to make the most of an appearance by Beyoncé at a recent fundraiser, has twice in the past several days tweeted a photo of the pop diva at the New York event.The move was met with some eye-rolling, espe…

For Hillary Clinton, having Beyoncé’s support doesn’t hurt. But does it help?
May 23, 2015   07:19 PM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton’s campaign, hoping to make the most of an appearance by Beyoncé at a recent fundraiser, has twice in the past several days tweeted a photo of the pop diva at the New York event.The move was met with some eye-rolling, espe…

Reuters

Drenching rains force scores of rescues in Oklahoma City
May 24, 2015   03:42 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – More than 70 people were rescued on Saturday after severe storms soaked Oklahoma during a month of record rainfall, authorities said.

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects
May 24, 2015   03:34 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over p…

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects
May 24, 2015   03:02 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over p…

Motorist arrested for killing Colorado cadet, injuring officer: police
May 24, 2015   01:30 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
LONGMONT, Colo. (Reuters) – A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and his training officer critically injured on Saturday when a motorist they tried to stop struck them with his car, authorities said.

San Francisco police keep eye out for missing ‘Eyeball’ mask
May 23, 2015   10:28 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – San Francisco police have asked people to be on the lookout for a valuable mask depicting an eyeball wearing a top hat, an artifact made famous by an avant garde rock band, saying the artwork was stolen during shipmen…

Missouri fugitive sought in double murder killed by police
May 23, 2015   08:58 PM  7 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri police shot and killed a suspect in the murder of a woman who weeks ago had escaped from a wooden box where she said the man had held her captive when he was away from home, authorities said on Satur…

CNN

Officer acquitted in killing of 2 unarmed people
May 23, 2015   11:37 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Michael Brelo fired 15 times at the black occupants of a car in Cleveland. “I don’t trust police no more,” says the brother of one of the victims.

A likely suspect in dolphins’ deaths
May 23, 2015   11:32 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a Louisiana beach. Researchers have snapped many such photos, trying to figure out what killed an unusually high number of the sea mammals in the wake of the …

Mayor: This is a defining moment for Cleveland
May 23, 2015   10:43 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks after a judge acquitted Michael Brelo of all charges.

Protests follow acquittal of Cleveland police officer
May 23, 2015   10:42 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Relatives of two unarmed people shot to death by Cleveland police in 2012 had harsh words Saturday after Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of all charges.

New trial in Chandra Levy killing?
May 23, 2015   10:41 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A new trial may be granted to the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose disappearance in 2001 drew national headlines.

Study: BP spill likely killed dolphins
May 23, 2015   10:40 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a Louisiana beach. Researchers have snapped many such photos, trying to figure out what killed an unusually high number of the sea mammals in the wake of the …

MSNBC

World’s Oldest Person Celebrates Her 116th Birthday
May 24, 2015   03:45 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest living person, celebrated the big 1-1-6 on Saturday in Inkster, Michigan.

Protesters Take to the Streets After Cleveland Cop Acquitted
May 24, 2015   03:38 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some police officers near Quick Loans Arena were wearing riot gear, according to The Associated Press.

Protesters Take to the Streets After Cleveland Cop Acquitted
May 24, 2015   02:55 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some police officers near Quick Loans Arena were wearing riot gear, according to The Associated Press.

Protesters Take to Streets After Cleveland Cop Acquitted
May 24, 2015   02:37 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some police officers near Quick Loans Arena were wearing riot gear, according to The Associated Press.

Protests, Arrests Follow Acquittal of Cleveland Cop
May 24, 2015   01:51 AM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some police officers near Quick Loans Arena were wearing riot gear, according to The Associated Press.

Protests, Arrests Follow Acquittal of Cleveland Cop
May 24, 2015   01:39 AM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some police officers near Quick Loans Arena were wearing riot gear, according to The Associated Press.

Fox News

Just another birthday for Detroit-area woman — her 116th
May 24, 2015   04:15 AM  38 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life.

Hawaii groups protest Monsanto, plant coconut trees
May 24, 2015   04:00 AM  54 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.

New Mexico recognizes Harvey Girls for role in American West
May 24, 2015   03:22 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
New Mexico recognized the legacy of the Harvey Girls on Saturday, the thousands of women credited with helping transform the West by taking waitressing jobs along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line.

Confederate flag-burning events spark outrage
May 24, 2015   02:03 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A conceptual-art project that includes plans to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on Memorial Day has drawn the ire of groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans that consider the events disrespectful and …

Ohio man who says he used wand from blinds to hit son, 5, charged with murder in boy’s death
May 24, 2015   12:25 AM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
An Ohio man who authorities say told officers he used a plastic wand from window blinds as a switch on his 5-year-old son has been charged with murder in the boy’s death.

Operator of pipeline in Calif. oil spill defends shutdown procedure
May 24, 2015   12:03 AM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county officia…

Reuters

Shi’ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi
May 24, 2015   03:45 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Shi’ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains b…

Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes
May 24, 2015   02:02 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi’ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government’s …

Irish voters back gay marriage in ‘social revolution’
May 24, 2015   01:45 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.

Polish presidential race too close to call, spells trouble for ruling party
May 24, 2015   12:35 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: World News
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poles vote for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but already spells trouble for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year.

Irish voters back gay marriage in ‘social revolution’
May 23, 2015   10:12 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: World News
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.

Shi’ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi
May 23, 2015   09:46 PM  7 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Shi’ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains b…

CNN

Iraqis counterattack ISIS
May 23, 2015   11:28 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
After days of ISIS fighters advancing east out of Ramadi, an alliance of Iraqi forces opposed to the terror group say they’ve launched a counter-attack — hoping to push them away from a key Iraqi military base and the capital.

Pride explodes in ‘the little island with a big voice’
May 23, 2015   11:27 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Ireland is isolated in many ways, as an island tucked in Europe’s far northwest corner.

Irish voters legalize same-sex marriage
May 23, 2015   11:25 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
More than 60% of voters said “yes” to the landmark referendum, making Ireland the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

Photos: Ireland says ‘yes’
May 23, 2015   11:14 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Ireland becomes the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.

Nigeria: 20 women, kids saved
May 23, 2015   11:07 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Nigeria’s military claimed more progress Saturday in its fight against Boko Haram, saying scores of terrorists were killed and 20 women and children were rescued in a recent operation.

Protests turn violent in Peru
May 23, 2015   11:05 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Peru declared a state of emergency in two provinces after protests against a mining project turned violent Saturday.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
From military veterans and U.S. troops to grassroots Filipino-American organizations, people across the country geared up to do what they could to help after one of largest storms ever barreled through the Philippines over the weekend an…

Video: Hundreds attend 99-year-old UK veteran’s funeral
Nov 12, 2013   12:15 AM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
A veteran of the RAF during World War II, Harold Jellicoe Percival’s funeral was attended by hundreds of Britons even though they never knew him. An ad in a local paper encouraged attendees, because he had no living family members. NBC’s…

Video: Typhoon’s winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina
Nov 12, 2013   12:09 AM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Typhoon Haiyan may be among the biggest ever recorded, peaking at more than 200 mph with a 20-foot storm surge. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. (Nightly News)

Video: Tacloban residents struggle without food, water
Nov 11, 2013   11:54 PM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
The Philippine city of Tacloban is ground zero in an area completely wiped out by the fast-moving, ferocious typhoon. People are desperate for aid, and have no access to food, shelter or water. NBC’s Harry Smith reports. (Nightly News)

Doctors haunted by typhoon victims they couldn’t help
Nov 11, 2013   11:53 PM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Days after the super-typhoon Haiyan roared ashore here and laid waste to the Philippine island of Leyte, the roads remain blocked, the airports closed, the ferries aren’t running — and a public health crisis is un…

Typhoon pushed the limits — bigger storms ahead
Nov 11, 2013   11:05 PM  1 year ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Experts say Typhoon Haiyan was about as strong as it could theoretically get when it swept through the Philippines, but storm intensity limits are on the rise.

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