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NSA considers amnesty for Snowden if he stops leaks

NSA considers amnesty for Snowden if he stops leaks

Senior National Security Agency officials in the United States say they’ve considered making a deal with former contractor Edward Snowden that would give amnesty to the leaker charged with espionage if he stops disclosing secret documents. Both the director of the NSA and the government official in charge of the agency’s Snowden task force tell […]

Fast-food workers walk off: LIVE UPDATES

Fast-food workers walk off: LIVE UPDATES

Fast-food employees are conducting a nationwide strike in the US on Thursday, December 5, demanding a $15 dollar minimum wage. Orchestrated by the National Fast Food Workers Campaign, the organization is hoping workers in more than 100 cities across the United States will join the effort by walking out and protesting low wages in fast-food […]

Radioactive leak found in reactor at S. Carolina nuclear plant, one of largest in US

Radioactive leak found in reactor at S. Carolina nuclear plant, one of largest in US

A reactor at one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants has been taken offline due to a radioactive leak within a containment building. “Out of an abundance of caution,” service was temporarily removed from Unit 1 at the Oconee Nuclear Station in western South Carolina early Monday, according to ONS spokeswoman B.J. Gatten. A robot […]

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

Mental health problems in children from wealthy US and UK families soar, new research reveals. The richer sectors of society are facing a crisis of eating disorders, drug abuse and self-harm, mostly due to “unrealistic” expectations pinned on kids. Wealthy parents expect their off-springs to excel in all fields, including sports and music, as well […]

‘Online privacy essential to democracy': Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying UN resolution

‘Online privacy essential to democracy': Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying UN resolution

Brazil and Germany have introduced to the UN General Assembly their draft resolution calling for internationally recognized rights to privacy in the wake of the ongoing NSA scandal in which the leaders of the two states were spied on. The document urging an end to the global electronic espionage and the extension of Internet freedom […]

AT&T gets paid millions by the CIA to give up user data

AT&T gets paid millions by the CIA to give up user data

The second-largest telecom company in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agency’s payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times reported Thursday. Citing federal officials with knowledge of the program, The Times’ Charlie Savage wrote that telecommunication giant AT&T […]

Senate leaders reach deal to avoid default, end shutdown

Senate leaders reach deal to avoid default, end shutdown

Lawmakers in the Senate are weighing a bipartisan bill that is expected to re-open the United States government and save the country from default. During an early afternoon hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) acknowledged, “The eyes of the world have been on Washington all this week, and that […]

“Pee In A Cup” Video Disneyland Not the Happiest Place on Earth For Patients and Their Families

“Pee In A Cup” Video Disneyland Not the Happiest Place on Earth For Patients and Their Families

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Families of victims of prescription drug abuse, physician overprescribing, and medical malpractice called for mandatory drug testing of doctors today outside the California Medical Association’s convention at the Disneyland Hotel. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog group unveiled a mobile billboard truck showing “Pee In A Cup: The Musical, Part 1,” the […]

Demystifying the debt ceiling: 5 things you should know

Demystifying the debt ceiling: 5 things you should know

As the US government is about to hit its so-called debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion on Oct. 17, the frightening prospect of the world’s biggest economy running out of cash is dominating headlines around the globe. So, in an effort to shine some light on what exactly thedebt ceiling means to all of us, Business RT […]