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The National Security Agency, the electronic spy and code-breaking service whose name frequently is mentioned with the words "super-secret," recently declassified details of its history.
Talk about a computer error: One couple intending to fly from Los Angeles to Dakar, Senegal, was mistakenly taken to Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, which is 7,000 miles from their planned destination — and on a different continent.
Colorado is on its way to becoming the first state to regulate and tax the sale of recreational marijuana, as a bill passed by lawmakers earlier this week is on the governor's desk, awaiting signature.
Wanted: Asian-Americans. That's the new mantra of the Marine Corps as recruiters kicked off a campaign Wednesday to encourage more Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to join.
"It is plainly true that in our society blacks have suffered discrimination immeasurably greater than any directed at other racial groups."
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that funds special agents to confiscate weapons from the mentally ill and those with criminal convictions.
Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez addressed the issue on everyone's lips last week during the paper's in-house awards ceremony, Huffington Post blogger Kathleen Miles reports.
Federal authorities have shut down a clinical trial for an HIV vaccine after finding that test subjects were at risk for contracting the virus.
The Northern Hemisphere is experiencing unusually cold weather. Snow cover last December was the greatest since satellite monitoring began in 1966. The United Kingdom had the coldest March weather in 50 years, and there were more than a thousand record low temperatures in the United States.
Gun manufacturers in Connecticut have come out swinging against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for what they claim are slanderous statements that have led to a hostile work environment.
The 26-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who was killed Friday was kicked out of a Cambridge, Mass., mosque prayer service three months ago for an outburst against the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., two worshippers told the Los Angeles Times Saturday.
Behold, some Earth Day news of a different sort. Recall that while in office, President George W. Bush relished his time outdoors in the Lone Star State, and he drew much derision from the liberal press for his habit of clearing out brush on his ranch, by hand, the old-fashioned way. Mr. Bush's basic penchant for earthy fare is still active. Very active, in fact.
Navy SEALs are the toast of America. Now there is a richly illustrated book, which its authors bill as the best inside look yet at how to train a naval commando. It shows the faces of men who protect America by fighting, and sometimes dying, in the shadows.
Some Democrats with time on their hands are attempting to convert garden-variety political opposition research, the kind of research that all politicians pay big bucks for, into the "anatomy of a smear." Almost nobody is watching or listening.
Authorities are trying to determine why a man visiting a Home Depot in a suburban California community on Wednesday took handsaws and calmly began cutting his arms to the bone.