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NSA Reportedly Allowed To Keep Some Domestic Communications

The Guardian newspaper says that in 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on an NSA policy allowing the agency to retain "inadvertently acquired" data on U.S. citizens and residents.
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Six-Woman Jury Selected For Trial Of George Zimmerman

Attorneys in the trial finished questioning potential jurors around mid-day Thursday; they are also selecting four alternate jurors for the trial.
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'The Center Holds' Sees Victory For Moderates In Obama's Win

Journalist Jonathan Alter regards the 2012 presidential contest as the most consequential election of recent times. In his new book, Alter argues that President Obama's re-election prevented the country from veering sharply to the right, and he dissects the campaign and the events that led up to it.
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MacGyver Says: Don't Mix Teenage Boys And Homemade Bombs

Making low-power bombs with household chemicals like toilet bowl cleaner may seem like harmless summer fun. Not so, says the CDC. The bombs can cause burns and lung injuries, not to mention a visit from the local hazardous materials squad. Leave the bomb-making to TV hero MacGyver.
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Why Slave Labor Still Plagues The Global Food System

As consumers, we are at one end of a food supply chain that sometimes leads back to slavery. A State Department report on human trafficking shows that many farm and food workers around the world are still victims of trafficking and forced labor.
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4 Facts You Might Not Have Known About The IRS Scandal

As it turns out, most of the groups flagged by the IRS for extra scrutiny didn't actually have to apply for tax-exempt status.
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At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide

Suicide killed more U.S. troops last year than combat in Afghanistan, a trend that's likely to continue this year. The causes and remedies are complicated, but Fort Bliss in Texas has bucked the trend. Suicides have declined there, after implementation of an interactive suicide prevention program.
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PTSD Plagues 1 In 4 Survivors Of Stroke

The fear and anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder can be caused by medical crises like a stroke or heart attack, researchers say. They think that's partly due to the life-threatening medical emergency, and partly due to the chaos of the American health care system.
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Justices: Federal Funds Can't Infringe On Nonprofits' Free Speech

The Supreme Court rules that Congress can't make federal funds to nonprofit groups contingent on adopting policies that violate their First Amendment rights.
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Baby Saved By Daughter Of Baseball Great Joe Torre

A 1-year-old boy fell out of a window in New York. He was dangling from an awning, then he dropped. Waiting below with open arms was Cristina Torre. Her dad, a former catcher, told the New York Post his daughter always had quick hands.

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