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Reporters who broke Snowden story return to U.S. for first time

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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on Edward Snowden’s leaks about mass government surveillance, returned to the United States for the first time.

Florida bill would allow guns with no permit in natural disasters

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In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit, under a bill approved Friday by the Florida House of Representatives.

Senate to extend jobless benefits

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The United States Senate has passed a bill that extends the federal unemployment benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers. The bill will no continue to the house where it’s fate is uncertain.

California's senator Yee indicted on gun, corruption charges

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A Democrat California senator and gun-control advocate was indicted by a San Francisco grand jury on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms.

Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

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U.S. President plan for overhauling the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep.

Washington voters head to mayoral primary as scandal swirls

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D.C. voters head to the polls on Tuesday for Democratic mayoral primary, with the incumbent facing a threat from a city councilor after being linked to a campaign-finance scandal.

Indicted California state senator ends Secretary of State campaign

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A prominent state senator withdrew from a race for California Secretary of State on Thursday, a day after he was arrested by FBI agents and charged with corruption and conspiring to import and traffic firearms.

Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records: official

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President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the “metadata” when needed.