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Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users'

Nine out of 10 communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.

Separate Attacks In Uganda, Kenya Leave Dozens Dead

The extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for killing 13 people in a village on the coast of Kenya. In Uganda, 17 died in attacks on police stations.

Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title

Djokovic won the Grand Slam men's singles final in five sets: 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman

The woman was walking barefoot as she wandered in and out of traffic on a freeway. In a video taken by a passing motorist, the officer is seen repeatedly pummeling the unidentified woman.

American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.

Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

The Kentucky Sisters And Old-Time Tunes As Doorways To History

Though not yet 30, The Kentucky Sisters sing songs that date back to the 1920s. Along the way, they've found that a little emotional involvement can make learning history a lot more fun.

More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.

Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.

It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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