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  • Now, the question is whether the Senate will pass a bill the House can live with. The Senate vote on the measure known as the USA Freedom Act can come no earlier than 1 a.m., Tuesday. "Having gone past the brink, the Senate must now embrace the necessity of acting responsibly," said Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, in a statement after...

  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session. The Senate voted 77-17 to move ahead on the House-passed bill, the USA Freedom Act, which only last weekend fell three...

  • A look at the expiring surveillance provisions Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    Section 215 is also used by the FBI about 200 times a year to obtain all manner of business records, including hotel bills, travel vouchers and Internet data relevant to a terrorism investigation. The FBI says that collection is extremely useful, though a recent Justice Department report said the bureau could not point to any terrorism cases cracked because of...

  • Minutes before the Senate began its session, House Speaker John Boehner, R- Ohio, issued a brief but strong statement warning of the impact if the parts of the Patriot Act expire. Anyone who is satisfied with letting this critical intelligence capability go dark isn't taking the terrorist threat seriously, "said Boehner, who urged the Senate to pass the House bill...

  • ISIS Saudi branch: Clear Arabia of Shiites Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 1:24 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia's branch of Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shiite Muslims, the SITE monitoring center reported.

  • A look at the expiring surveillance provisions Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    Section 215 is also used by the FBI about 200 times a year to obtain all manner of business records, including hotel bills, travel vouchers and Internet data relevant to a terrorism investigation. The FBI says that collection is extremely useful, though a recent Justice Department report said the bureau could not point to any terrorism cases cracked because of...

  • How to defeat ISIS   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    How to defeat ISIS

    A U.S.-led coalition conducted over 20 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting ISIS militants. Columbia University's David Phillips, provides insight on how he thinks ISIS can be defeated.

  • Nigeria’s new president draws up tough to-do list Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and faces a tough battle to diversify an economy reliant on oil and hampered by terrorism and corruption.

  • Alexandrov, 28, says he's a Russian soldier who was captured in east Ukraine after being sent there on active duty with Russian special forces to help separatists fighting Kiev. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the face of widespread evidence to the contrary, has repeatedly said there are no Russian soldiers in Ukraine- only volunteers who have gone to...

  • How the US can help defeat ISIS in Iraq Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq Syria islamic militants

    There's one group of fighters in Iraq who deserve more support from the US, says David Phillips.

  • CNBC update: Amazon's limited free same-day delivery   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    CNBC update: Amazon's limited free same-day delivery

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Iraqi military forces, along with Shiite militia, continue their advance on ISIS positions, and Amazon says it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its prime shipping service.

  • ABOARD THE USS WASP, May 27- Nearly two weeks of testing of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35B fighter jet on an amphibious assault carrier proved the stealthy new warplane can operate and be serviced at sea, U.S. and UK officials said this week, marking another step toward the jet's readiness for initial combat use by the Marine Corps. Six F-35 B-model jets, which can take...

  • The Patriot Act authorities give the FBI flexibility to intercept the calls of terror suspects who continuously switch phones during the course of an investigation and to conduct surveillance on "lone wolf" individuals who pose threats but aren't affiliated with an international terrorism organization. But recently he has expressed more concern about...

  • AREQUIPA, Peru— Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project. The first of two days of planned protests against the $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper mine was otherwise peaceful as hundreds of...

  • USC offers MBA tailor made just for veterans Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Blake Pickell, USC Master of Business for Veterans graduate

    The leadership style seen in the U.S. military doesn't always translate directly to business, but one university aims to address that gap.

  • Europe, Canada face rising terror threat Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    Developed countries across Europe are becoming more vulnerable to terrorism, mostly due to the rising power of the Islamic State and other Islamist extremist groups.

  • Will Kurdistan sell oil if Baghdad doesn’t pay? Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Workers check the valves at the Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, Iraq, in this Aug. 16, 2014 photo.

    Iraq's Kurdistan region will sell its oil independently of Baghdad if the national government does not pay the money it owes, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government told CNBC.

  • KRG President: Proud of Kurdistan's ability to stop ISIS

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble asks Masoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, how worried he is about the future of Iraq amid ISIS' advance.

  • KIEV, May 24- Shelling by Russian-backed separatists killed at least two people-- one civilian and one Ukrainian serviceman-- in Ukraine at the weekend and halted production at one of Europe's largest coke plants, the police and military said. The weekend attacks put fresh strain on a tenuous ceasefire which has been regularly violated since it was brokered by the...

  • Real estate maven's side job—as veterans advocate Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan

    Ken Fisher has made millions in real estate, but he prefers to put his expertise to work for injured veterans and their families.