An aerial view of the NSA's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, June 6, 2013. The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Al-Qaida said to be changing its ways after leaks

U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to salvage their surveillance of al-Qaida and other terrorists who are working frantically to change how they communicate after a National Security Agency contractor leaked details of two NSA spying programs.…
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Endgame at hand for immigration bill in Senate

The Senate is preparing to push landmark immigration legislation across a few final hurdles and possibly pick up one or two more Republican “yes” votes along the way.…
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Wife: Hastings wasn’t reporting on Jill Kelley

Journalist Michael Hastings’ wife says her husband was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley when he died in a single-car wreck in Los Angeles last week.…
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Army reductions will affect 10 US bases

The Army’s plans to eliminate a dozen combat brigades by 2017 will affect 10 military bases in eight states. A brigade is between 3,500 and 5,000 troops.…
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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,109

As of Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at least 2,109 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.…