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Detroit Emergency Manager Files Bankruptcy

Updated: 07/19/2013 - Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr on Thursday asked a federal judge permission to place the city into Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

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Wildfire Clears Thousands in California Mountain Town

Posted: 07/18/2013 - A Southern California wildfire that forced 6,000 people to flee is now more than 35 square miles in size, and fingers of flame are sweeping along mountain ridges near Palm Springs.

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US Official: New Anti-Leak Measures set at NSA

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The National Security Agency is implementing new security measures because of the disclosures by former NSA-systems-analyst-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden, a top defense official said Thursday.

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Marathon Bombing Suspect on Rolling Stone Cover

Posted: 07/17/2013 - Rolling Stone says its cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev falls within the traditions of journalism and the magazine's commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage.

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NSA Spying Under Fire: 'You've got a Problem'

Posted: 07/17/2013 - In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a database of every phone call in America. And they threatened to curtail the government's surveillance authority.

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Spacesuit Water Leak Ends Spacewalk; Astronaut OK

Posted: 07/16/2013 - In one of the most harrowing spacewalks in decades, an astronaut had to rush back into the International Space Station on Tuesday after a mysterious water leak inside his helmet robbed him of the ability to speak or hear and could have caused him to choke or even drown.

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Obama Welcomes Senate Deal on Nominations

Posted: 07/16/2013 - President Barack Obama has welcomed a Senate agreement that dislodges long-stalled administration nominees. Obama says his choices for administration posts have, in his words, "waited far too long for a vote."

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More Long-Sealed Watergate Court Records Released

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Court records detailing the personal histories and statements of four men involved in the Watergate break-in are now open to the public, 40 years after they were filed under seal.

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Snowden Submits Request for Asylum in Russia

Posted: 07/16/2013 - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said, claiming he faces persecution from the U.S. government and could face torture or death.

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Official: Intern No Longer at NTSB After Name Flap

Posted: 07/15/2013 - A government official with knowledge of the situation says a summer intern who confirmed erroneous and racially offensive names for the pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 is no longer an intern with the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Obama Fetes George HW Bush at White House

Updated: 07/16/2013 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. is a better and stronger force for good in the world thanks to the tradition of volunteerism nurtured by former President George H.W. Bush.

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Afghans Investigating How NATO Killer Escaped

Posted: 07/15/2013 - Afghan officials say they're trying to determine how an Afghan army soldier who opened fire on Slovakian NATO troops, killing one and wounding six, was able to escape from custody.

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