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Hillary Clinton: Mandela a 'giant among us'

12/06/2013 10:26am
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is remembering Nelson Mandela as a "giant among us" who showed the world how to respond to injustice and tragedy.

US to allow eagle deaths _ to aid wind power

12/06/2013 1:21pm
Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

Ex-executive indicted in Texas cancer fund scandal

12/06/2013 2:08pm
A former top executive of Texas' $3 billion cancer-fighting effort was indicted over an improperly awarded $11 million taxpayer-funded grant that plunged the state agency into turmoil, prosecutors said Friday.

NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal

12/06/2013 3:50pm
The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S. intelligence court but is regulated by some U.S. lawmakers, Obama administration insiders and inspectors general.

US welcomes North Korea's release of American

12/06/2013 7:34pm
The State Department says it is welcoming North Korea's decision to release an elderly American tourist.