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Idaho mom sues Obama over surveillance program

Jul 28, 2013

Idaho mom sues Obama over surveillance program

Anna Smith is a mother of two who lives in rural Idaho, works the night shift as a nurse and goes to the gym a lot. She rarely follows the news and knows little about the debate over government surveillance and privacy that has ...

Lobbyists keep SEC's executive-pay ratio rule in limbo

| Jul 8, 2013

Lobbyists keep SEC's executive-pay ratio rule in limbo

Soon after Congress approved the largest overhaul of financial regulation in generations, the Securities and Exchange Commission moved to enforce what it considered one of the simpler parts of a mammoth and complicated law. The provision required companies to disclose how much more their ...

Man who shot '47 Percent' video reveals identity

Mar 18, 2013

Man who shot '47 Percent' video reveals identity

Until last week, Scott Prouty’s only bout with fame came when he dived into a canal in Florida and saved a woman from drowning. Like many Americans, the Boston area native held down working-class jobs, ran into some financial trouble and remained generally anonymous. ...