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  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea

    April 4, 2014

  • Fort Hood gunman had 'unstable' mental condition FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Unstable mental health may be a "fundamental, underlying cause" of a soldier's shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to i

    April 4, 2014

  • Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it's likely to benefit the two major political parties and their can

    April 3, 2014

  • US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associat

    April 3, 2014

  • Senators to vote to release terror report summary WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee's expected vote to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of

    April 3, 2014

  • Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30 EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 30 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them. One set of remains does not fit with the

    April 3, 2014

  • Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributi

    April 2, 2014

  • American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks. If Pollard's freedom leads eventually

    April 2, 2014

  • US embroiled in Japan-Korea tussle over history WASHINGTON (AP) — All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea.

    April 2, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY MANY CHILEANS DIDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT Authorities keep hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake t

    April 2, 2014

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