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Former FISA Judge Questions Court's Approval Of Surveillance

A former judge for the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court raised questions about the court's approval of government data collection programs on Tuesday. He was testifying before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency considering recently uncovered surveillance efforts.
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Questions Remain In Deaths Of 19 Wildland Firefighters

A public memorial service was held in Prescott, Ariz., on Tuesday for the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
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Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of Global Economy

We examine how the exchange rate between the Euro and the U.S. dollar reflects the health of the global economy.
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Pilots Have Extensive Training Before Flying New Aircraft

We have the latest from the National Transportation Safety Board on its investigation of the Asiana jet crash in San Francisco.
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Uncovering The Mystery Behind An Atlantic Tsunami

Scientists in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are still trying to understand what exactly caused a tsunami to strike the East Coast in June. There was no seismic record of the incident. But a team of scientists came together to analyze tidal and weather data. They believe the tsunami may have been caused by a weather phenomenon known as a "derecho."
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Affordable Care Act Hits More Road Bumps

It seems yet another glitch is forcing a delay in a piece of the health law. This time it's how much more insurers can charge smokers. Coupled with last week's announcements of other delays, could there be trouble ahead for the law?
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A Coup Or Not? Semantics Could Affect Us Aid To Egypt

Was the change in Egypt's government a coup or not? For members of Congress, the difference is more than a question of semantics. U.S. law requires that aid be cut off to a country that undergoes a military coup — which, if it were to happen in the case of Egypt, would bring on dramatic consequences.
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Sen. Levin: U.S. Aid To Egypt Should Be Suspended

Robert Siegel talks to Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, about suspending U.S. aid to Egypt.
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Members Of Elite Firefighting Unit Memorialized In Arizona

Thousands of firefighters gathered in Prescott, Ariz., to honor the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the 19 firefighters who were killed by a wildfire on Sunday, June 30. The speakers included Vice President Joe Biden, who said, "All men are created equal. But then, a few became firefighters."
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Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season

Over the next few weeks, thousands of U.S. based publicly traded corporations will be reporting their quarterly results. Within days though, judgments will start to be made on whether the economy is holding up well enough to justify stock prices that are approaching a new peak. Alcoa says it lost more money than expected during the second quarter of this year because of restructuring costs.

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