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Technology firms like Google and Facebook on Monday called on the US government to curtail its online surveillance. If users no longer trust them, such companies could face big problems.
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Waves of winter storms, which began at the end of last week, are expected to last into Tuesday for areas north of Virginia, forecasters say. The weather has interrupted air and auto travel, plus Senate proceedings.
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Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies asked wireless carriers for 'cell tower data dumps' at least 9,000 times in 2012, as part of their investigative work, a US senator reports. His push is to buttress privacy protections for cellphone users in America.
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Syrian government forces claimed victory over rebels along a highway linking Damascus with northern ports. Chemical inspectors hope to load weapons for decommissioning there.
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The Senate is expected to confirm an Obama judicial nominee with a simple majority as Democrats take advantage of rules changed by the 'nuclear option.' But Republicans weren't the only ones using Senate rules to obstruct.
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Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority will exchange water from filtration plants to feed thirsty towns and agriculture. A more ambitious plan for a new canal is still up in the air.
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Maduro's short time in office has been marred by claims of fraud, an ailing economy, high inflation, and chronic shortages of goods. Will more allied mayors make a difference?
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North Korea today confirmed the abrupt dismissal of Kim Jong-un's top adviser, Jang Song-thaek, who was seen as supporting capitalist policies.
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The Obama administration has issued a directive on illegal immigration that allows undocumented immigrants who are closely related to military personnel to stay in the country. The order comes amid mounting pressure on President Obama.
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and called for new elections today, as more than 150,000 protesters in Bangkok stormed the gates of the governing complex.
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A government decree restructuring two major state media outlets comes amid Kremlin efforts to hone its PR messaging. The upcoming Sochi Olympics may have something to do with it.
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President Yanukovych wants to establish a 'platform for understanding,' but with riot police taking up positions around the main protest site in Kiev, the conciliatory move may come too late.