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Vanessa Hudgens transforms for ‘Gimme Shelter’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – “Just breathe deeply.” That’s one of Vanessa Hudgens’ New Year’s resolutions. The star, 25, has it written in her journal as a reminder to be present, grounded and “in my body”—that’s a phrase she uses often—and “connected to my soul.”.‘Gimme Shelter’: Message with a light touchTroy RecordBozell Column: You’re Right to Choose […]

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Libya releases 4 US military personnel – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night.4 US Military Personnel Released in LibyaVoice of America4 US military personnel being held in Libyan custody freedIndian ExpressFour […]

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Verizon to publish data on phone record requests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon Communications says it will publish information on the number of requests for customer records it received from law enforcement agencies this year. MORE: Snowden says ruling vindicates leak of NSA files. The announcement …Under pressure, Verizon plans more data-request disclosuresReutersVerizon to publish data on phone records requestsWashington PostVerizon to Publish […]

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White House taps new chief for health care website – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — Kurt DelBene, former president of the Microsoft Office Division, will replace Jeff Zients as the administration’s point person on HealthCare.gov, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. “Jeff did an outstanding job …DelBene Replaces Zients to Oversee Obama Health-Care Website (2)BusinessweekFormer Microsoft exec to head HealthCare.gov effortPCWorldZients to transition to […]

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Halt in aid is blow to US effort to help Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The U.S. decision to suspend the delivery of nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria is another blow to American efforts to strengthen and unify insurgents fighting Bashar al-Assad, analysts say. The State Department said Wednesday it …US, concerned about militants, suspends some Syrian rebel aidLos Angeles TimesTop US-backed Commander in Syria […]

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NSA director defends surveillance programs as necessary – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said Wednesday that “there isn’t a better way” to help defend the country from potential terror threats than the ongoing and controversial bulk collection of telephone records involving …Google Cookies Help NSA Identify Targets for Hacking and SpyingWiredNSA: No better way to protect US than surveillanceU.S. […]