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Federal Court Hands Rare Win to NSA

When federal district judge Richard Leon ruled in late 2013 that the NSA’s mass collection of American phone records likely violated the Constitution and was “almost Orwellian,” it was seen as a landmark moment in the post-Edward Snowden era of judicial pushback against government surveillance programs.

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Situation Report: U.K.-born Islamic State hacker hit; Israel strikes Hamas; Pakistan steps up nuke game; Americans fighting alongside Kurds; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Remember Pakistan’s nukes? While the world has remained focused on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, a new ...

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Situation Report: F-22s headed for Europe; new truce between the Koreas; Syrians say they were sold out by the Turks; Special Ops under investigation; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Airpower to Europe. The U.S. Air Force is getting ready to send its newest high-tech fighter plane to Europe ...

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The Return of Black Monday?

The Dow experienced its biggest one-day drop as concerns about China's economic slowdown grow.

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Situation Report: Explosion at U.S. base in Japan; top Senate Democrat endorses Iran nuke deal; chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria; riding out the zombie apocalypse; and plenty more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Go boom. An explosion rocked the U.S. Army’s Sagami Depot about 25 miles south of Tokyo on Sunday, lighting ...

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Situation Report: Ash Carter opens up on Turkey and Russia; Pentagon drops new Pacific strategy; American suicide bomber strikes in Iraq; Ukraine stays hot; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Nobody’s business but the Turks. Turkey may have opened up its airfields to U.S. F-16 fighter planes and drones, ...

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Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Violence flares. Wednesday was a bloody day for two key U.S. allies, as Turkey and Egypt were each forced ...

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