News for 2013-09-15

Sunday, September 15, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Larry Summers Pulls Out of Fed Chairman Race
Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve. "I have reluctantly concluded that any possible confirmation process for me would be acrimonious and would not serve the interest of the Federal Reserve, the Administration or, ultimately, the interests...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Spied on Visa, International Banking Transactions
According to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency spies on international credit card and banking transactions in a program called "Follow the Money," German news magazine Der Spiegel reports on Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds Missing as Historic Floods Continue to Ravage Colorado
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[field_image_caption-raw] Government Standards Agency “Strongly” Suggests Dropping its Own Encryption Standard
Following revelations about the NSA's covert influence on computer security standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, announced earlier this week it is revisiting some of its encryption standards.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kerry to Syria: 'The Threat of Force Is Real'
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria on Sunday that the U.S. "threat of force is real." Speaking in Jerusalem flanked by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kerry made the warning a day after the U.S. and Russia r eached a "framework" on Syria's chemical weapons.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rallies Across Canada Ask Canadians to ‘Stand Up for Science’
The future of science in Canada is grim, warns a new advocacy group fighting for its survival. Evidence for Democracy , a national non-partisan group comprised largely of scientists, journalists and concerned citizens, is asking the federal government to reverse what it sees as disconcerting trends...
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