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This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia shows Richard Leon, the judge who declared that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional, has a long record of taking on executive branch actions. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)

Is 1976 robbery legally relevant to NSA spying?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today’s worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of […]

12/17/2013

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Judge deals NSA defeat on bulk phone collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly certain government […]

12/16/2013

Magela Guerrero holds Pancho the Pelican as she poses for a photo in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. "When I saw him, it was love at first sight," said Guerrero, Pancho's 32-year-old adopted “mom,” of whom he’'s fiercely protective. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Pancho the Pelican an urban celebrity in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Pancho the Pelican apparently prefers the company of humans to his own kind, and the grit of the big city to a life spent soaring through the breeze above the Caribbean Sea. […]

09/06/2013

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