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Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles

Regulators Have Concerns About Lenders’ Use of Facebook, Other Sites By Stephanie Armour Jan. 8, 2014 6:51 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—More lending companies are mining Facebook, FB -2.23% Twitter TWTR -5.62% and other social-media data to help determine a borrower’s creditworthiness or identity, a trend that is raising concerns among consumer …

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BREAKING NEWS: Michigan nullifies NDAA’s indefinite detention

NASHVILLE, December 27, 2013 — Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan signed Senate Bill No. 94 into law yesterday. The bill seeks to nullify section 1021 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “It is important to recall that indefinite detention first appeared in section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA, …

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Washington, DC: Our Changing City

Washington, DC, residents don’t need census data to tell them what’s obvious in their neighborhoods: the city is changing dramatically. But numbers can give us context. They can show us how shifts in population are reshaping the city and can help us prepare for changes to come. In this series, …

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Federal Prison Population Grows 27 Percent in 10 Years

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff December 6, 2013 4:18 pm The number of federal prison inmates has grown 27 percent in the last decade, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In a report examining the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) budget, the GAO found that prison population is rising: The …

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8 Photos You Didn’t See From Obama’s Trip to South Africa

On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime …

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Washington Redskins Change Their Name To The D.C. Redskins

WASHINGTON—Following an outpouring of criticism from across the country, the Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they are officially changing the team’s name to the D.C. Redskins. “We’ve heard the concerns of many people who have been hurt or offended by the team’s previous name, and I’m happy to say we’ve …

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Three Artist Use Cyberspace For Profit and Prestige

When you go to your local comic book shop, you’d see your favorite super heroes in the front of the store ready to great you. These established characters with a long, storied history carry years of joy and pain that is backed by years of marketing and mega budgets from …

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NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

• Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship • Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA • Costs were incurred after 2011 Fisa court ruling The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after …

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