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May 1, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano sends out new blasts of ash

The Calbuco volcano erupted again Thursday, sending dark bursts of ash and hot rock billowing 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) into the air and prompting Chilean officials to order a new evacuation of nearby residents. Thick clouds boiled out of 6,500-foot (2,000-meter) cone, bringing the ...

Albania opens communist secret police archives

May 1, 2015

Albania opens communist secret police archives

The Albanian parliament passed a law Thursday opening secret police files on civilians that have been kept shut tight since the fall of the feared communist regime. Unofficial sources have estimated that about 20 percent of Albanians collaborated with the notorious Sigurimi secret police, ...

May 1, 2015

Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House. Obama’s ...

May 1, 2015

U.S. House bill for curbing bulk surveillance advances

A U.S. House of Representatives committee advanced a bill Thursday to scale back bulk surveillance efforts following leaks of the programs by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The USA Freedom Act, which was approved on a bipartisan 25-2 vote, would end large-scale data collection ...