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Documents leaked by Edward Snowden allegedly reveal the US agency's plans
During protracted wars in the 1980s and 1990s, the government didn’t have a system in place to register births
The Christmas messages of the whistleblower and the monarch dovetail nicely; the one showing off the family addition, the other fearful of a lack of privacy
Whistleblowers say hospices treat non-terminal patients to earn more from Medicare programme
The 37-year-old has yet to announce whether he will resign from Congress
A debatable non-call on Monday night will steal the headlines, but week 11 saw the gap between the haves and have-nots increase further
Not all government functions will simply evaporate — Social Security cheques will still get mailed, and hospitals will stay open. But many federal agencies will send their employees home, from the Environmental Protection Agency to hundreds of national parks. Here’s a look at how a shutdown will work.
A partial shutdown of the US government has begun after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a budget last night, with the Republican-led House of Representatives adamant they would only agree to a deal if it included a delay to the start of Obamacare, the President’s package of health reforms.
Senior US Republican Senator John McCain has admitted today on Twitter to playing poker on his iPhone during a key meeting on possible military intervention in Syria.
Internal audit leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden reveals a litany of infractions, errors and illegal acts since the agency was made more powerful in 2008
The 'Look At Me Now' singer suffered a non-epileptic seizure at a Hollywood recording studio on Friday
Its domestic political coverage and foreign affairs expertise are still excellent
Google has asked the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court to allow it to publish details of the number of data requests made by a secretive body, invoking the first amendment in a legal challenge that is aimed at easing concern among users following recent revelations regarding the activities of the National Security Agency.
What made the whistleblower give up his Hawaiian idyll?
Apple shows a dip in popularity among under-30s
A report on the conflict in Syria by the European Council for Foreign Relations argues two things: one, arming the rebels will only make the situation worse; two, Iran needs to be brought into diplomatic discussions. Donald Macintyre backs the report in today's column for Independent Voices. There is anything but consensus on the issue however, as these pieces from the Financial Times and Washington Post illustrate.