June 2013



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US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad

The Obama administration faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats. But a senior intelligence…


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Jury gets case in ex-Kansas lawman's trial

Jurors began deliberations Monday in the first-degree murder case against a former Kansas lawman accused of killing his wife and setting their house on fire while their young sons slept down the hall. Prosecutors in…




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Ex-DC councilman Brown pleads guilty to bribery

Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown has pleaded guilty in federal court to a bribery charge. Brown, who was charged with bribery on Friday, entered the plea Monday afternoon. Prosecutors accused Brown of accepting…