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U.S. co-opted Cuba's hip-hop scene to spark change

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

For more than two years, a U.S. agency secretly infiltrated Cuba's underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

 

 

CBS sets Letterman's last show for May 20

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20.

 

 

Senate torture report: Harsh tactics didn't net bin Laden

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency's greatest successes.

 

 

IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

 

 

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and "inexcusably arrogant."

 

 

Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House.

 

 

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it -- or don't report it at all.

 

 

Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

 

 

Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon.

 

 

Policy snags hold up $1.1T spending bill

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill.

 

Male military sex assault victims slow to complain

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn't know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept.

 

Testing quandary for women with dense breasts

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer.

 

 

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday.

 

Protesters stop train, block highway in Calif.

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train.

 

Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.

 

 

US 'unaware' of South African hostage negotiations

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

The United States did not know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of a South African hostage who died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants in Yemen.

 

 

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