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If the NSA can hack your bank account, who else can?

Revelations that the National Security Agency can break through web site encryptions and access huge amounts of personal data has raised questions about how safe our day-to-day financial dealings really are.

Can President Obama sway the nation on Syria?

It's a historic day for President Barack Obama.

U.S. on Syria chemical attack: What's the evidence?

The gruesome images are clear. There's little doubt Syrians suffered a chemical attack last month. But videos of the aftermath -- including 13 shown to Congress -- do nothing to show who was responsible.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

Don't mess with Texas leads to reduction in roadside trash

Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas ® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message.

13 children injured after ride loses power at Connecticut festival

An accident on a children's swing ride at a festival in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Sunday injured 13 children, some seriously, according to police.

Rogers: Obama is losing support on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wants to see Congress approve the president's pitch to take military action in Syria, but he said the administration has failed at wooing Capitol Hill.

2 men bitten by sharks off Florida coast

It started with a swim on a sunny afternoon off the Florida coast. Before long, the two men were nursing shark bites.

McCain raises impeachment -- if boots hit ground in Syria

After endorsing President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain warned the president would face impeachment if he were to put "boots on the ground."

Kerry: Saudi Arabia OK with international military strike on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking Sunday from Paris, where he met with Arab League ministers, said Saudi Arabia has approved international military intervention in Syria.