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Keeping Wide Net, Obama Sets Limits on Phone Spying – New York Times

New York TimesThe president announced the end of the telephone metadata program, the way it exists now, after the disclosure of the practice by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden. WASHINGTON — President Obama, acknowledging that …Obama acknowledges real-world limits on changing US intelligence practicesWashington PostObama Explains How NSA Should WorkNBCNews.com5 Takeaways […]

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Robert Gates disses Obama administration in new memoir – MSNBC

MSNBCNearly three years after Robert Gates stepped down as Obama’s defense secretary, he’s out with a new book that looks harshly at Washington, the Obama administration, and the president himself. It’s rare for a high-ranking public official to write so candidly …Obama didn’t believe his own war strategy: Robert GatesThe News InternationalWhite House disputes claims […]

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‘August: Osage County’ review: Julia and Meryl duke it out – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

The Star-Ledger – NJ.comI know that, with its ungrateful children, dissatisfied parent and carefully nurtured secrets, spites and fights over money, “August: Osage County” may remind some people of an Oklahoman “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” or even a dirt-road “King Lear.”.‘August: Osage County’ brings drama to family tableUSA TODAYReview: ‘August: Osage County’ dysfunction doesn’t […]

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South Sudan: UN to double peacekeeping forces as fighting rages in key town – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe United Nations will urgently redeploy troops from African missions to South Sudan, where it says 10 days of fighting has left thousands of people dead and forced another 80,000 to leave their homes. Meanwhile, reports have emerged of bodies piled in …Mass grave in South SudanThe AustralianUN steps up efforts – with thousands […]

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Mandela goodbye for ANC members ahead of state funeral – BBC News

BBC NewsMembers of the African National Congress have paid final tributes to Nelson Mandela at a ceremony ahead of Sunday’s funeral. President Jacob Zuma and other ANC leaders attended the event, which included a multi-faith service and a musical tribute.Mandela’s Body Flown to Home Province for Funeral and BurialNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s remains flown to […]