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​DOJ urges Supreme Court to allow phone searches without a police warrant

​DOJ urges Supreme Court to allow phone searches without a police warrant

Reuters / Carlo Allegri
Reuters / Carlo Allegri

The US Department of Justice is arguing that police should be able to search cell phones taken from suspects upon arrest, lest the suspect or an associate use a universal “kill switch” to remotely lock or wipe the phone before it’s searched.

In a brief to the US Supreme Court filed Wednesday in the caseof an alleged Boston drug dealer, the Justice Department backed law…

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Russia launches military drills near Ukrainian border, Ukrainian military kills rebels

Russia launches military drills near Ukrainian border, Ukrainian military kills rebels

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Vice President Joe Biden meeting with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov on April 22, 2014 (Image credit: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine/Flickr)

Vice President Joe Biden meeting with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov on April 22, 2014 (Image credit: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine/Flickr)

Tensions in Ukraine have ratcheted up significantly with Russia beginning military exercises near the Ukrainian border and the Ukrainian military reportedly killing up to five pro-Russian rebels.

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Obama says Russia ignoring Geneva agreement

Obama says Russia ignoring Geneva agreement

U.S. President Barack Obama has said that Russia is not abiding by the recent Geneva agreement intended to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

Speaking in Japan on April 24, Obama said that “so far at least,” Moscow has not taken measures to implement the agreement.

Obama added that if Russia does not fulfill the terms of the agreement the United States “will ramp up further sanctions.”

On April…

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Russian foreign minister: Russia will attack Ukraine if interests are attacked directly

Russian foreign minister: Russia will attack Ukraine if interests are attacked directly

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in 2010 (Image credit: Jan Tjernsli/ambassaden Moskva/Flickr)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in 2010 (Image credit: Jan Tjernsli/ambassaden Moskva/Flickr)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stated that Russia will retaliate against Ukraine if its “legitimate interests” are “attacked directly,” increasing the tensions between the two nations after Ukraine broke the Geneva-brokered truce on Tuesday.

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Secret American base in Libya reportedly seized by jihadists

Secret American base in Libya reportedly seized by jihadists

Reuters / Esam Omran Al-Fetori
Reuters / Esam Omran Al-Fetori

A secret base in Libya that has reportedly been used up until recently by United States special operations forces may have been taken over by local militants linked to Al-Qaeda, a new report suggests.

The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake claims that a team led by longtime Al-Qaeda affiliate Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush has seized a base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli that…

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Court: ​FBI ‘intentionally and unlawfully’ used No-Fly List to recruit Muslims as informers

Court: ​FBI ‘intentionally and unlawfully’ used No-Fly List to recruit Muslims as informers

Reuters / Sue Ogrocki
Reuters / Sue Ogrocki

The FBI used a no-fly list to recruit four US Muslims as informants, violating their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, association and religion. That’s the claim being made by four US Muslims in a New York federal court Tuesday.

Muhammad Tanvir, Jameel Algibhah, Naveed Shinwari and Awais Sajjad, who are between them either US residents or permanent US residents,…

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US Military hopes AI autopilot can replace flight crews

US Military hopes AI autopilot can replace flight crews

AFP Photo / Alexander Klein
AFP Photo / Alexander Klein

The US Defense Department is developing a method of autopilot that may allow the military to reduce air flight crews to a fraction of their current size. This announcement comes after officials worried that a reduced military would be less effective.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s research and development department said Tuesday…

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Biden slams Russia as Ukraine’s president calls for new crackdown in east

Biden slams Russia as Ukraine’s president calls for new crackdown in east

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Vice President Joe Biden in 2012 (Image credit: Christopher Dilts for Obama for America/Flickr)

Vice President Joe Biden in 2012 (Image credit: Christopher Dilts for Obama for America/Flickr)

Vice President Joe Biden has said that the U.S. will never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea as Ukraine’s acting president called for a new crackdown in the restive eastern part of his country.

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North Dakota to start first US drone flights in May

North Dakota to start first US drone flights in May

Reuters / Christopher Griffin
Reuters / Christopher Griffin

Research drones will begin flying over North Dakota the week of May 5, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday. North Dakota is the first of six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites to begin flight operations.

The first flights will take place over North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Center using a Draganflyer X4ES, the Associated…

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