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20 MINS AGO - Washington Post

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Volokh Conspiracy: More on privacy rights in e-mail stored outside U.S.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a long post on a very interesting case, now pending before Chief Judge Preska in the Southern District of New York, on what privacy protection extends to e-mails stored by a U.S. provider on a server outside the U.S. The government has since filed its brief (available here) and Microsoft has filed its reply ...

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50 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Federal land managers criticized at House hearing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the agency's law enforcement officials. "Right or wrong, some equate BLM's law enforcement operations to the Gestapo of the World War II era," Pollock said in written testimony to ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Roll Call

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House Natural Resources Republicans Slam Ike Memorial Commission

The federal government has poured more than $65 million into creating a memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to a new congressional report that alleges mismanagement by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission and slams architect Frank Gehry's plan.

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1 HOUR AGO - Miami Herald

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US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week. [...] Poroshenko seemed to indicate Yatsenyuk could stay on at least for a while, saying the collapse of the coalition "is not a basis for the resignation of the government" ...

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