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Egypt's Military Cracks Down on Protesters

August 14, 2013 War once again broke out on the streets of Cairo on Wednesday, after Egyptian security forces launched a bloody effort to break up protests by supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. Unconfirmed reports already put the death toll in the hundreds as heavily armed police and military forces converged on...

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U.S. Evacuates a Consulate in Pakistan

August 9, 2013 A new unspecified terror threat has forced State Department personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate office in Lahore, Pakistan. All non-emergency employees were moved to the main embassy in Islamabad on Friday, after "credible threat information" that was specific to Lahore surfaced. Officials say the threat is unrelated to previous...

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Friends of the Tsarnaev Brothers Indicted by Grand Jury

August 8, 2013 Two friends of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice. The two men are not accused of participating in the bombings or its planning, but allegedly tried to hide evidence of Tsarnaev's guilt after they learned he was...

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

August 8, 2013 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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 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...

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