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Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate, FBI says

WASHINGTON - As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection...affected by the deadline."I sure hope Congress figures out a way to make sure I don't...accuses intelligence officials and some in Congress of "scaremongering" about the Patriot...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/surveillance-tools-jeopardy-amid-patr
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Soccer officials detained, bribing alleged

...soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich.In a statement this morning, the FOJ says U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received or paid...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-27/soccer-officials-detained-bribing-all
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Empire Editorial: Patriot Act hasn't lived up to its name

...sections of the Patriot Act expire unless Congress takes action to renew them. These sections...surveillance of suspected threats. If Congress believes the "lone wolf" provision...sacrifice to be a part of it.Some in Congress have proposed a bill to "reform" the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-28/empire-editorial-patriot-act-hasnt-li
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IRS believes identity thieves are from Russia

...seeking transcripts. The website was shut down last week.Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to...to protect private and confidential taxpayer information, Congress must act," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/irs-believes-identity-thieves-are-rus
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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

...Hundreds of soccer officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress, where Blatter is widely expected to win re-election.Nike...be postponed and that it would consider boycotting the FIFA congress following the arrests. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/us-swiss-target-top-soccer-officials-
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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

WASHINGTON - Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-24
State

...feasible?ANSWER: Not at the national level. All 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been initiated and approved by Congress, then sent to the states for ratification by at least three-fourths of state legislatures. Some divisive social issues...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26
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In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...doesn't mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns. Obama wants Congress to allocate more than $2 billion to help states create paid...haven't been able to garner enough support for a bill in Congress to allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/rhode-island-residents-gush-about-pai
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My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...Robert F. Graboyes, a senior research fellow and health care scholar, "(I)f King wins, big dominoes begin falling. Congress and/or states will have to take drastic action, soon."That doesn't sound good. What does this all mean?The best...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-too-much-risk-house-minority-
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Congrats, grads!

...remission, Anderson said she plans to get a job with REACH and figure out her life from there.Former candidate for U.S. Congress Forrest Dunbar was the keynote speaker at the JDHS ceremony. He was the valedictorian of his class in 2002 and said he delivered...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-25/congrats-grads
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