Archive for June 7th, 2013

Obama: Spying a ‘modest’ privacy invasion

June 7, 2013
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Obama: Spying a ‘modest’ privacy invasion

President Barack Obama speaks about the National Security Agency’s secret collection of telephone records. (Kevin …President Barack Obama on Friday defiantly defended the government’s newly revealed telephone and Internet spying programs on grounds that Americans must tolerate what he dismissed as “modest encroachments on privacy” in the name of security.
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Injuries after gunfire at college near L.A.

June 7, 2013
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By Dana Feldman SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) – At least four people were wounded when gunfire erupted near Santa Monica College west of Los Angeles on Friday, about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a political fundraiser, and a suspect was arrested, authorities said.
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Stocks jump after US jobs report beats forecasts

June 7, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Steady growth in hiring last month sent the stock market sharply higher Friday.
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News Summary: Stocks rise on steady US jobs growth

June 7, 2013
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JOBS NEWS: The stock market ended the week strongly after the government reported in its closely watched monthly employment survey that U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in May, slightly more than economists had forecast.
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Jeremy Scahill on drones and ‘Dirty Wars’

June 7, 2013
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Jeremy Scahill is an investigative correspondent for The Nation magazine and has reported from hot spots around the world including Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. “Dirty Wars,” a new documentary on U.S. covert wars based on Scahill’s book of the same name, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is set for release...
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Big Data and Big Brother

June 7, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.
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Stocks rise after US jobs report beats forecasts

June 7, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Steady growth in hiring last month sent the stock market sharply higher Friday. The gain erased the market’s loss for the week.
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Oil rises above $95, tracking stock market

June 7, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil jumped back above $95 Friday, following stock markets higher after the U.S. government reported that May was another month of steady job growth.
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Misfired 2010 email alerted IRS officials of targeting

June 7, 2013
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By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A misfired email from a U.S. Internal Revenue Service employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being place on conservative groups in July 2010, a year earlier than previously acknowledged, according to interviews with IRS workers by congressional...
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Web giants deny giving NSA ‘direct access’

June 7, 2013
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Web giants deny giving NSA ‘direct access’

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