URGENT - Senate blocks attempts to extend NSA program

(CNN) -- Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday…

Police: Missouri woman held in box by boyfriend killed

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A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death this week along with her son, police said.

Pedestrian halts suspect in low-speed chase; LAPD cuffs him, too

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Halt! A pedestrian stopped a motorist evading California police Friday evening by calmly stepping in front of his car. The chase ended, when police cuffed the…

A guide to the Patriot Act debate

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Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk…

Monaco car collector profits from 'flipping' Ferraris

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Pieter van Naeltwijck is no ordinary car collector. The Monaco millionaire makes his money in real estate, but brings in a little extra by buying and selling…

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

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Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a…

China's richest man bet his company's shares would fall

Li Hejun's strategy has clouded the future of Hanergy Thin Film Solar

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Turns out China's richest man upped his bet that his solar company's shares would fall -- just before a massive crash. Li Hejun raised his short position by…

NHTSA: 100 million cars have been recalled since 2014

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There have been roughly 100 million vehicle recalls in the United States since the start of last year.

And most of the affected cars have yet to be…

43 killed in Mexico shootout

Gun battle lasted for hours in Mexico's Michoacan state

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A three-hour shootout between Mexican security forces and unidentified gunmen Friday left 42 of the gunmen dead, as well as one federal police officer,…

2 Calif. men accused of trying to join ISIS

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Two Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges of conspiring to support ISIS, authorities said Friday.

FBI agents arrested Muhanad Badawi, 24…

Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

Senate passes trade bill

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After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate Friday night cleared a major trade bill that is a top…

Report: Man convicted in Levy case may get new trial

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The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy may get a new trial after government attorneys withdrew their opposition, The Associated Press…

New trial possible in Chandra Levy killing

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A new trial may be granted to the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose disappearance in 2001 drew national headlines.

Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

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After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate Friday night cleared a major trade bill that is a top…

Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

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The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

ISIS gets Husayba, extends control of Palmyra

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On one side of the Bzebiz Bridge is Anbar province, where ISIS has made its most recent gains. It was barely visible Friday from the Baghdad province side --…

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--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

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--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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