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Obama talks Syria diplomacy, fallback airstrikes
Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he continued to advance the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Assad's regime.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Obama sets Tuesday speech; big challenges on Syria
Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in winning support for a military strike against Syria from international allies and the U.S. Congress.
Saturday, September, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Many lawmakers across the country still undecided when it comes to intervening in Syria
When it comes to intervening in Syria, many lawmakers across the country are still "firmly undecided", even as their constituents are weighing-in "firmly against."
Friday, September, 06, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Farmers approve of prevented planting crop insurance change
Life has become a little simpler for farmers and crop insurers in the Upper Midwest. The Risk Management Agency has clarified a controversial “normal weather” provision in the federal crop insurance program.
Wednesday, September, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

Syria draws Congress members back to DC
Some members of the North Dakota and Minnesota congressional delegations are heading back to Washington early to discuss potential military action against Syria.
Wednesday, September, 04, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Obama tries persuading the skeptical on Syria
President Barack Obama got some conditional support for military intervention in Syria from two key Republican foreign policy hawks Monday who said the president still needs to make a strong case for attacking the regime of President Bashar Assad if he wants to win congressional backing.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Citing sarin use, US seeks to bolster Syria case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday confidently predicted congressional backing for limited military action in Syria and asserted that the Assad government used sarin gas in the deadly chemical attack that threatens to draw the U.S. into another Mideast conflict.
Monday, September, 02, 2013 - Associated Press - News

US: 'High confidence' of Syria chemical arms use
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it has "high confidence" that Syria's government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week outside Damascus, the capital - killing 1,429 people.
Friday, August, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Last Nixon tapes to be released cover key period
The final installment of secretly recorded phone calls and meetings from President Richard Nixon's White House will be released Wednesday, marking a final chapter in a campaign for public access that continues as memories of Watergate fade.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News

US military judge deliberating Manning's sentence
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge says she'll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks.
Tuesday, August, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Unique pilot sells plane in unique way
A Minnesota couple's pockets are now about $20,000 deeper, thanks to a garage sale this weekend. Mixed in with typical items like tools and clothes, Robbie and Pam Love put up their 1946 airplane for sale.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Manning takes stand, apologizes for hurting US
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Bradley Manning has taken the stand during his sentencing hearing for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks and has apologized for hurting the United States and others.
Wednesday, August, 14, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy
U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Snowden not on flight to Cuba, whereabouts unclear
Confusion over the whereabouts of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden grew on Monday after a plane took off from Moscow for Cuba with an empty seat booked in his name. Snowden has applied for asylum in Ecuador, Iceland and possibly other countries, he said.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Denials in surveillance program require decoding
Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet's most influential companies as willing participants in a secret government program that gives the National Security Agency unfettered access to email and other personal information transmitted on various online services.
Saturday, June, 08, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Minnesota officials revise touchy drug patrol program
Minnesota's public safety commissioner says she's reinstating training for law enforcers on how to better spot drug users because she's confident in changes aimed at resolving controversy related to the program.
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Obama defends phone data collection program
President Barack Obama vigorously defended the government's newly disclosed collection of massive amounts of information from phone and internet records on Friday as a necessary defense against terrorism, and assured Americans, "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls."
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

US government collecting phone records of Verizon Business customers
The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records.
Thursday, June, 06, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Goverment obtains wide AP phone records in probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Minnesota makes insurance exchange contracts public
While California law gives its health care exchange sweeping authority to conceal its spending on outside contractors, Minnesota's exchange already has made several key contracts and requests for proposals readily available to the public on its website.
Thursday, May, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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