In this Dec. 8, 2005, file photo, a man walks out the Verizon's new corporate headquarters.The Obama administration on Thursday, June 6, 2013, defended the government's need to collect telephone records of American citizens, calling such information "a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats." Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that the NSA has been collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers under a top secret court order. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)

ACLU sues over NSA phone records program

Two prominent civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over its program that reportedly collects the te…

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HUD: Race affects home buying, renting

A major federal study has found that minority renters and homebuyers who test the housing market for discrimination were told about and show…

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Senate committee approves USTR nominee

The Senate Finance Committee has approved Michael Froman, a law school classmate of President Barack Obama and a senior White House economic…