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  • A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 10:53 AM ET
    Man carrying Facebook sign, reading "Thank you youth of Egypt" and "We are holding our ground.  We are not going to leave" at bottom.

    A two-year collaboration of dissidents gave birth to a new force — a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it, the New York Times reports.

  • Bank a Major Money Launderer for Hezbollah: US Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    A Lebanese bank was accused by the U.S. government Thursday of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in drug profits for a cocaine smuggling organization with ties to Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese group the U.S. has labeled a terrorist organization.

  • Wall Street Warned About a New Kind of Jihad Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 12:35 PM ET

    Wall Street firms received briefings from US security officials about a potential threat after the publication of the most recent issue of Inspire Magazine ran a cover story advocating jihadists target banks and other institutional wealth centers.

  • G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    Seizing on a national anxiety over poor student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of public schools: teacher tenure, the New York Times reports.

  • Security officials are warning the leaders of major Wall Street banks that al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may be trying to plan attacks against those financial institutions or their leading executives, NBCNewYork has learned.

  • Suspicious Bank Letter Was Greeting Card: NYPD Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    New York City police say a suspicious letter sent to a midtown Manhattan bank turned out to be a greeting card from a headhunting firm.

  • Police Visited Tucson Supect's Home Before Rampage Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 7:37 AM ET
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona

    The police were sent to the home where Jared L. Loughner lived with his family on more than one occasion before the attack here on Saturday that left a congresswoman fighting for her life and six others dead, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Arizona Shooting Suspect Waives Bail Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona

    Jared L. Loughner, his head shaved bare and his hands and feet in restraints, was led Monday into a federal courtroom, where he agreed not to contest his continued imprisonment but offered no hint of how he would respond to the murder and attempted murder charges linking him to the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 14 injured. The New York Times reports.

  • Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others at a neighborhood meeting in Arizona on Saturday set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics. The New York Times reports.

  • In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • New Voters May Sway Fed Actions Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As the Federal Reserve debates whether to scale back, continue or expand its $600 billion effort to nurse the economic recovery, four men will have a newly prominent role in influencing the central bank’s path, the New York Times reports.

  • Part of the administration’s strategy has been to ramp up border and workplace enforcement to attract Republican votes for the overhaul. The vote on Saturday made it clear that strategy has not succeeded so far. The New York Times reports.

  • Senate Ends Military Ban on Gays Serving Openly Sunday, 19 Dec 2010 | 9:11 AM ET

    The Senate voted to strike down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.  The New York Times reports.

  • When GOP Takes Over House, Budget Battle Begins Saturday, 18 Dec 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

    The collapse of a government-wide spending package in the final days of this Congressional session sets up a politically charged fiscal showdown early next year, testing the determination of Republicans, the  New York Times reports.

  • Tax Deal Suggests New Path for Obama Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama announced a tentative deal with Congressional Republicans on Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts at all income levels for two years as part of a package that would also keep benefits flowing to the long-term unemployed, cut payroll taxes for all workers for a year and take other steps to bolster the economy, the New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    The deal calls for jobless aid and tax breaks, but it is unclear how much leverage the White House has, the New York Times reports.

  • Ex-House Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 9:00 AM ET
    Gavel

    Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reports.

  • At a Checkpoint, Terror Fears and Testy Travelers Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 10:37 AM ET
    TSA Xray machines airport

    Behind an unmarked door, in a cluttered break room of half-eaten lunches and morale-boosting posters, a dozen Transportation Security Administration officers listened to their airport supervisor deliver another much-needed pep talk that contained the reminder: “I get paid to be paranoid, and so do you.” The New York Times reports.

  • TSA—It's Getting Messy Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 10:10 AM ET

    We are daily discovering the unintended consequences and unforeseen challenges of the new TSA security measures. How does one discreetly notify a TSA agent that one has an external urine bag without broadcasting that little tidbit loud enough for others to hear? A man named Tom Sawyer (no lie) and one TSA agent apparently learned the hard way that it's difficult to keep anything private in the age of underwear bombs.

  • TSA Funny Business: Radiation-Blocking Undies Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 12:50 PM ET
    A TSA officer demonstrates what the images form the Advanced Imaging Technology unit look like.

    I had my first backscatter scanner experience Friday at the airport in San Jose. My only real complaint is that it took too long. At first I was excited when I saw a couple of people ahead of me go in wearing jackets.