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U.S. government to store top-secret documents in the cloud

A newly released document from the Department of Defense reveals that the government agency has come up with two inventive ways to store classified government information online using cloud computing.

U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine over NSA data refusal

The United States government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 daily fine for the Internet giant's refusal to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

U.S. government security clearance may now include DNA testing

DNA testing is being considered as part of a background checks on security clearance applicants who need to access classified information.

US Government and Swiss Bank Program

Swiss banks are continuing to decide whether to join the US program which aims to expose American citizens who have avoided tax implications.

Judge rules against U.S. Gov't in lawsuit over NSA surveillance

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has issued the first ruling on the issue of mass-surveillance conducted on Americans’ telephone records by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Affordable Care Act: Marketplace open enrollment on October 1st

Atlanta - The Health Insurance Marketplace website is open for business. This site is the government sponsored website for getting information and signing up for health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: U.S. economic collapse nears

Today more U.S. cities could experience bankruptcy like Detroit. Detroit's bankruptcy filing spread major concerns throughout the financial world in America. The U.S. economy could collapse by years end.

US government plans to kill 3,000 owls in order to save owls

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is leaning towards a more controversial plan to save the threatened spotted owls. Their solution is to eliminate their rival species known as the barred owl; 3,603 of them to be exact.

Op-Ed: Snowden Affair — How the White House managed to cover its face

Washington - With Edward Snowden being cornered by the US government across borders, the White House is directly revealing its desperation to hide the embarrassment it caused to the American nation, both nationally and internationally.

U.S. renews funding for Project BioShield

The U.S. government reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPA). This means that Project BioShield, designed to project U.S. citizens from biological and nuclear threats will receive new funding.

Whistleblower John Kiriakou parties before going to jail (video)

Washington - Former CIA officer and accused whistleblower, John Kiriakou hosted a party prior to heading to jail to serve his 30 month sentence. RT was there. The video shows some of the party itself, as well as interviews with Kiriakou and another whistleblower.

US Government: World not ending on December 21

Washington - The United States government has taken to the blogosphere to reassure nervous citizens that the world is not going to end on December 21st.

Julian Assange describes Obama as 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

London - Speaking from his room in London's Ecuadorian embassy, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, says he sees no reason to celebrate the reelection of US President Barack Obama.

Congress, NFL top government waste in annual Waste Book report

Washington - Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn released his annual Waste Book, a report that highlights government waste at the federal and state level. This year, congress is this year's biggest waste of taxpayers' money.

Veteran Michael D. Nash sues US govt $10M over frostbitten penis

Louisville - An Army veteran Michael D. Nash of Louisville is suing the US government for $10 million after a VA nurse caused him to have penis frostbite and gangrene by applying ice packs after a surgery, leading to partial amputation of the vital organ.

Op-Ed: Can we justify war?

War has never been a happy affair, but are we trying to justify going to war more and more as time goes on? Are we taking into account the innocent people harmed?

Bin Laden's burial site located by treasure hunter

A California treasure hunter who salvages shipwrecks claims he has located the watery grave of Osama bin Laden in the Arabian Sea.

Ron Paul attacks CISPA — urgent call to oppose 'Big Brother' bill

Congressman Ron Paul has now spoken out against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). He urges U.S. citizens to inform themselves about this 'Big Brother' bill.

Legitmate users of MegaUpload considering legal action

Campaigners for a fair and balanced copyright law are joining forces to consider a legal claim against the US Government's seizure of Hong Kong-based hosting site Megaupload.

New poll shows spreading distrust of Wall Street and government

According to the ABC News/Washington Post Poll, political and ideological divisions show a sharp split in how the public views Wall Street financial institutions, Washington and the national news media—with Wall Street rated the most unfavorable.

U.S. government paid out $600 million to dead people

Washington - The Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management reports the federal government has paid out more then $600 million in retirement and disability benefits to deceased federal workers and the problem doesn't appear correctable in the near future.

Senate approves deal to prevent government shutdown

Washington - Concerns regarding a possible shutdown of the US government were erased as the Senate approved a "complex" deal through a 79-12 bipartisan vote on Monday.

China strikes back at US with report on human rights record

Washington - The Chinese government has hit back at the American government with its own report on the human rights record of the US, calling the recent State Department report “full of distortions” and turning a “blind eye” to its own violations.

US gov’t may raise radiation exposure levels in food, drink, soil

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approval of a plan designed to dramatically increase permissible radiation contamination levels in food, water and soil after radiation events, including spills and dirty bomb attacks.

US government offers $5 million reward for ICE agent killers

Washington - A trio of government agencies have announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the individuals who fired on two US Immigration and Customs officers in February, killing one agent and wounding the other.

Baghdad city calls for $1 billion in blast wall damages from US

Baghdad - Baghdad's city government is requesting $1 billion in damages and an official apology from the US government as a result of miles of concrete blast walls, erected in the city during the eight-year occupation, that have damaged the city's infrastructure.

U.S. Government Teams Up With Credit Card Companies to Combat Child Porn

The U.S. government is looking for ways to curb the multi-billion dollar child pornography business, which lawmakers say has grown almost as fast as the Internet. The U.S. Senate Banking Committee believes one solution is to remove credit card privileges
 

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