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Kansas House panel approves prairie chicken bill

A bill declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in Kansas cleared a legislative committee Tuesday after members jettisoned a provision making it a felony for federal workers to try.…
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Manning’s new lawyer decries 35-year sentence

The lawyer representing Chelsea Manning in her court-martial appeals says the soldier's 35-year sentence for leaking classified information is out of proportion with the offenses of which she was convicted.…
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Searching For Heroes

Family seek hikers who rushed to aid mother and son after they were attacked by bees and tumble down cliff.…
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Deputy recovering after accident

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after his car was hit from behind during a traffic stop. …
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., inform reporters about proposed changes to the National Security Agency’s program of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Details of the government's secret phone records collection program were disclosed last year by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden. Privacy advocates were outraged to learn that the government was holding onto phone records of innocent Americans for up to five years. Obama promised to make changes to the program in an effort to win back public support. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US confirms warrantless searches of Americans

The Obama administration's top intelligence official says the government has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's spy operations.…