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Demonstrators holds up banners with the photo of Edward Snowden during a protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Snowden's Asylum Status in Russia Ends

Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia expired at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension...

  • Jurors told Salmonella Trial May Exceed 2 Months

    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up at least two months. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told dozens called for jury selection Wednesday that prosecutors may need eight weeks to present evidence...

  • In this March 5, 2014, file photo, former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. GOP: Lerner Emails Show Bias against Conservatives

    Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP claims of a political conspiracy at the tax agency to target conservative groups...

  • A U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft. Air Force: Stowaway Triggers Security Review

    The Air Force's top civilian and uniformed leaders said Wednesday the failure to prevent a teenager from stowing away aboard a military cargo plane, apparently while on an airfield in the African nation of Mali, was a serious security lapse...

  • Photo: AP/Ed Andrieski, File Weather Kills 2,000 a Year; Cold is Top Culprit

    A new government report says weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year, and nearly two-thirds of those deaths are from the cold. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledge that may surprise some people...

  • The main VTB Bank building, center, rises between skyscrapers of the Russia's Central Bank Supports Sanctions Targets

    Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday. In an online statement, the bank promised to "take adequate measures" to support targeted institutions...

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