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Pew report looks at what Facebook users get out of it

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Pew Research Center released a report about Facebook on Friday, providing insights into the company that you won’t find in…

Pentagon won’t slow 9/11 death penalty filings

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — A senior Pentagon official on Friday refused to delay a pre-arraignment phase in the prosecution of five Guantanamo captives accused of conspiring in…

Civil rights groups seek probe into how NYPD investigated Muslims

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The New York Police Department found itself under increasing pressure Friday over how it has investigated Muslims as part of its…

Gingrich broadens attack on front-runner Romney

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — Newt Gingrich unveiled a slashing new line of attack against Mitt Romney on Friday, arguing that his main rival for the…

Syrian protesters hit the streets to pay tribute to earlier revolutionaries

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Demonstrators took to the streets across Syria on Friday to pay homage to an earlier generation of revolutionaries…

In Nevada, Romney blasts Obama while Gingrich blasts Romney

By Robin Abcarian and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – SPARKS, Nev. — As he campaigned around the state the day before Nevadans cast their votes in the Republican presidential nominating…

Iranian leader dismisses sanctions, warns US against war

By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Dismissing economic sanctions that are beginning to bite, Iran’s supreme leader said Friday that his country wouldn’t bow to Western demands that…

After Senate passage, House promises quick action on STOCK Act

After Senate passage, House promises quick action on STOCK Act

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — One of the most sweeping ethics bills covering the personal financial activities of congressional and executive branch employees is now headed to…

Nine Indicted for Conspiring to Receive, Distribute, and Possess Child Pornography

WASHINGTON—Nine men have been indicted in the Western District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to receive, distribute, possess, and access with intent to view child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Lanny…

Des Moines Man Found Guilty of Bank Robbery and Gun Charges

DES MOINES, IA—Robin T. Brooks, Jr., age 27, of Des Moines, was found guilty today by a jury in federal court of bank robbery, using a firearm in furtherance of…

Special agents and officers seize more than $4.8 million in fake NFL merchandise and seize 307 websites

INDIANAPOLIS — Speaking at a National Football League (NFL) news conference on Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of…

New rules could save billions in prescription drug costs

By Christine Vestal, Stateline.org – WASHINGTON — The federal government this week announced a rule change it says will save the federal-state Medicaid program $17.7 billion over the next five years.…

Priest who improvised prayers loses his job

By Tim Townsend, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — For 18 years, the Rev. William Rowe has done a little improvising while celebrating Mass on Sunday mornings at St. Mary’s…

Romney cruising toward solid win in Nevada

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – LAS VEGAS — Republicans in Nevada are poised to do what no one has yet done in the 2012 Republican presidential campaign — sustain momentum.…

US to spend $50 million to help stop carp invasion of Great Lakes

By Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — As federal researchers search for long-term solutions to the threat of an Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes, the Obama administration…

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