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Obama administration seeks to renew terror surveillance program

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for renewal this week on Capitol Hill — has inadvertently gathered intelligence ...

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Court overturns cross-border pollution rule

WASHINGTON— A divided federal appeals court Tuesday overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of ...

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Colombian ex-general pleads guilty in U.S. court

WASHINGTON — A retired Colombian police general has pleaded guilty to a charge that he aided a drug-trafficking paramilitary group classified by the U.S. as a terrorist organization. Mauricio Santoyo Velasco pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Alexandria, Va., ...

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D.C. police captain sues over demotion in wake of Sheen flap

WASHINGTON — A D.C. police captain who was demoted after testifying about police escorts for celebrities has filed a multimillion-dollar whistleblower lawsuit against the department. Hilton Burton claims he was punished for telling the D.C. Council that police escorts for ...

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