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President Obama and all four living ex-presidents will attend the official dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on Thursday on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. According to the website, the library's mission...
A screaming comes across the sky. Is it Superman? Thomas Pynchon? Or just a meteor en route to Chelyabinsk, Russia, that somehow made a wrong turn and got lost over New Jersey? Well, if you really want to know, here’s a tip: Don’t ask the...
This post has been updated. See below for details.By now, Web users should know about Aaron Swartz, because it's getting hard not to hear about him. The 26-year-old computer prodigy helped develop RSS and Reddit; he was also a folk hero to the open Web movement, which argues for greater information...
Ernest Withers watched the trajectory of the civil rights movement from behind his camera lens. He was in Mississippi in 1955 when an all-white jury acquitted two white men accused of brutally murdering Emmett Till, a visiting black Chicago teenager,...
A federal judge in New York ruled this week that the Obama administration may withhold from the public a document providing the legal rationale for the targeted killing in Yemen of Anwar Awlaki, an Al Qaeda operative who was also a U.S. citizen. But...
Congressional criticism is mounting against U.S. prosecutors for pursuing prison time for a popular hacker in a case that's morphed into a posthumous cause celebre. Aaron Swartz, 26, a cofounder of Reddit and an open-Internet advocate, committed suicide...
Tags: Laws, Theft, Eric Holder, Computer Crime, U.S. Congress
Los Angeles TimesA local House member says he will ask Congress to launch an inquiry next month into the U.S. Forest Service's response to the Station fire, including a decision to withhold water-dropping aircraft during the critical second day of the blaze. Rep. Adam B....
Los Angeles TimesJust after first light, a tactical observation plane took off from its old military base in Hemet for an urgent mission above the cathedral peaks of the Angeles National Forest. The two-man crew had been deployed to direct an air assault on the few acres...
Los Angeles TimesA federal inspector general has launched an investigation and the Obama administration has invited Congress to order a broad inquiry into last summer's disastrous Station fire after learning that dispatch recordings had been withheld from a U.S. Forest...
Tags: Adam Schiff, Radio, Politics, Agriculture, General Contracting
Los Angeles TimesActing on a request by California lawmakers, the investigative arm of Congress has agreed to conduct a broad inquiry into the U.S. Forest Service's handling of last year's devastating Station fire, officials said Wednesday. The state's two U.S....
Recently, the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has taken the position that it does not have to comply with the requirements of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a law intended to provide broad public access to government...
The Island Packet OnlineA Bluffton police officer who claimed he was unfairly suspended, demoted and forced to take a pay cut in retaliation for filing complaints against the town's former police chief will receive back pay and be reinstated to his former rank, according to a...
Tags: Litigation, Trials
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