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US To Reopen 18 Diplomatic Missions After Threat

In this Aug. 6, 2013, photo, a Bahraini police officer sits in a police car at a new checkpoint near the U.S. Embassy in Manama, Bahrain. Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday or Monday, the State Department said Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
HASAN JAMALI — AP Photo

Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat will reopen Sunday, the State Department says. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed. The U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, which was closed Thursday because of …

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NSA Leaker Snowden Charged With Espionage

The US intelligence files leaker said in an interview with The Guardian that US government is violating basic human liberties.

The US Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case. Snowden, believed to be holed up in Hong Kong, has admitted providing information to the news media about two highly classified NSA surveillance programs. A …

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FBI Uses Drones Inside US For Spying, Director Says

Surveillance programs by NSA have caused public outrage in US.

  FBI Director Robert S. Mueller IIItestified Wednesday that the controversial National Security Agency surveillance program “has been a contributing factor, one dot among many dots” for tracking terrorist plots, and he admitted for the first time that the bureau had used surveillance drones inside the U.S. The FBI uses drones “in a very, …

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