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Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Miniature crosses are displayed to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings at Clement Park in this April 20, 2009 file photo in Littleton, Colorado.

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Miniature crosses are displayed to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings at Clement Park in this April 20, 2009 file photo in Littleton, Colorado.

Columbine Victim’s Father: ‘Enough’

Almost a year after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary schoolhouse shootings that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators, and 14 years after the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado that claimed a dozen teenagers’ lives — the...

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David Frost, left, with President Richard Nixon prior to a taping of an interview, on May 4, 1977.

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David Frost, left, with President Richard Nixon prior to a taping of an interview, on May 4, 1977.

Nixon Tapes: Some ‘Offensive’

The final public installment of the Nixon tapes are out — some of those 3,700 hours of conversations in the Oval Office recorded between February 1971 and July 1973. The last 340 hours available for public consumption were released today...

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The Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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The Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Guarding Your Privacy in a Post-Snowden World: Dos and Don’ts

President Barack Obama canceled talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He declared Edward Snowden is not a patriot. He said he’ll ask Congress to change the section of the Patriot Act authorizing the collection of telephone records. And that was...

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a town hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action For America at the Hilton Anatole on August 20, 2013 in Dallas.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a town hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action For America at the Hilton Anatole on August 20, 2013 in Dallas.

Cruz’s Rallying Cry: ‘Don’t Blink’

In Washington, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s bid to shut down the federal government unless President Barack Obama agrees to defund his own signature health law is seen as folly and dangerous — and that’s the view among leaders of Cruz’s...

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Candidates Christie and Buono's faces cut into a 10-acre corn maze at Stony Hill farm in Chester, NJ.

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Candidates Christie and Buono's faces cut into a 10-acre corn maze at Stony Hill farm in Chester, NJ.

Christie’s (Huge) Lead Tapered — Most in N.J. See a 2016 Run

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s near-insurmountable electoral edge has narrowed in his re-election bid as fewer Democrats back the Republican incumbent, a poll finds. The first-term governor still holds an advantage of 20 percentage points — 56 percent to 36...

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In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 photo, 
Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard on an armored vehicle outside the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, on August 18, 2013.

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In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 photo, Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard on an armored vehicle outside the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, on August 18, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $1.3 Billion

That’s how much the U.S. provides Egypt’s armed forces in annual aid. A 51 percent majority of Americans say it’s better to cut off military aid to put pressure on the Egyptian government, compared with 26 percent who back continued...

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