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Google and Microsoft sue US government over FISA transparency

Google and Microsoft sue US government over FISA transparency Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Microsoft and Google have both announced intentions to sue the US government over their right to publish details about user data requests.
US still seeking international coalition against Syria

US still seeking international coalition against Syria Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The United States is still seeking an "international coalition" in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, despite a vote against military action by British MPs, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday. 
Wed gay couples win U.S. marriage tax benefits nationwide

Wed gay couples win U.S. marriage tax benefits nationwide Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

All married, same-sex couples in the U.S. will receive federal tax benefits previously given to just heterosexual couples, the Obama administration said on Thursday.
NFL, ex-players agree to $765M settlement in concussions suit

NFL, ex-players agree to $765M settlement in concussions suit Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The U.S. National Football League has agreed to a $765 million settlement with thousands of former players who sued the league for negligence involving concussion injuries.
U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in Q2

U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in Q2 Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The US economy grew much faster than originally estimated in the second quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, boosting the case for the Federal Reserve to begin cutting back stimulus.
US court martial sentences Fort Hood shooter to death

US court martial sentences Fort Hood shooter to death Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A US military jury has sentenced former army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan to death by lethal injection for killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting ramA US military jury has sentenced former army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan to death by lethal injection for killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.page at Fort Hood, Texas.
US marks 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

US marks 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has linked the ongoing struggle for economic equality in America with the goals of the 1963 March on Washington, in a speech marking its 50th anniversary.
Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast

Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A virus that is similar to measles in humans is suspected of killing hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, US officials said Tuesday. 
Joe Biden: No doubt Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria

Joe Biden: No doubt Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

US Vice President Joe Biden said there is no doubt that Syria's government was responsible for a recent chemical attack in Damascus, as Western allies ramp up rhetoric in preparation for possible military strikes against Syria.
New York Times, Twitter hacked by a group called 'Syrian Electronic Army'

New York Times, Twitter hacked by a group called 'Syrian Electronic Army' Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian internet company that manages many major site addresses.
Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate

Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. 
UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report

UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The United Nations said on Monday it plans to contact the United States over a report that the U.S. National Security Agency bugged its New York headquarters and warned that countries are expected to respect the world body's diplomatic inviolability.
Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns

Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A massive wildfire in the western U.S. state of California is raging out of control and threatening one of the country's best known national parks.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.
US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes

US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

U.S. prosecutors charged a man from Sierra Leone with trying to sell undercover agents 1,000 tons of yellowcake uranium he thought would be shipped to Iran, after he was arrested in New York with a sample of the toxic material hidden in his shoes.

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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