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Egypt considers Brotherhood ban, gunfire exchanged in mosque

(Reuters) – Egypt’s prime minister has proposed disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, the government said on Saturday, raising the stakes in a bloody struggle between the state and Islamists for control of the country.

NSA revelations of privacy breaches ‘the tip of the iceberg’ – Senate Duo

Two US senators on the intelligence committee said on Friday thatthousands of annual violations by the National Security Agency on its own restrictions were “the tip of the iceberg.”

Christie reverse on medical marijuana not enough, says campaigning family

The family of a sick toddler whose illness helped persuade the New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, to change his stance on medical marijuana for children have said they will still have to leave the state to save their daughter’s life.

Bloomberg fingerprint comments draw fire from mayoral candidates

The New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said on Friday that public housing tenants should be fingerprinted, as a way of keeping criminals out of their buildings.

Wildfire near Sun Valley, Idaho causes evacuation of 1,600 homes

A wind-driven wildfire burned its way through sage and pine trees near the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley, as sheriff’s deputies expanded evacuation orders to 1,600 homes. The evacuation orders for the 100-square-mile Beaver Creek Fire included homes in drainages and foothills west of the towns of Hailey and extending to north of Ketchum in central Idaho.

Search mission locates US bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef

A joint US-Australian search mission has located the four undetonated bombs that were dropped on to the Great Barrier Reef marine park in a botched military drill last month.

News International could face corporate charges over phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper division could face corporate charges in relation to the Metropolitan police’s phone-hacking investigation, it has been claimed in a report by The Independent.

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