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National & World Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection (New) Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.
National & World Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids (New) Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids
For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.
National & World US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law (New) US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.
National & World US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.
National & World Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion
A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
National & World New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare (Photo Gallery)
No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from the deadly Ebola virus.