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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama chat during the outreach group photo on the second day of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

U.S. spied on German media

By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent
An investigation by the German parliament is publicly raising questions as to whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.
A unidentified passenger looks for her seat on a United Airlines Embraer-145, 50 passenger jet outbound from Dulles International Airport June 1, 2008 in Dulles, Virginia, near Washington, DC. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

DOJ subpoenas airlines over high ticket prices

By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter
The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Reflection of Capitol dome over the symbolic compass on the ground. - Washington DC, United States

Export-Import Bank goes on hiatus

By Eric Bradner and MJ Lee, CNN
The government-run bank — hardly noticed for much of its 80 years of existence — has become a punching bag for small-government Republicans on Capitol Hill, frustrating the party's traditional business allies.
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (R) speaks as he along with Justice Stephen Breyer testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington on October 5, 2011.

'Gobbledy-gook': Scalia, Breyer's top lines on death penalty

By Deena Zaru
In a 5-4 ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions Monday, liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who dissented, called into question the constitutionality of the death penalty, itself. Breyer's dissent prompted an impassioned and colorful response from conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who referred to Breyer's reasoning as "gobbledy-gook."
People watch fireworks burst behind the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington on Thursday, July 4.

U.S. boosting security measures ahead of Fourth of July

By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Wesley Bruer, CNN
More police are being deployed to prominent locations because of concerns of terrorist threats, including some from suspected ISIS supporters in the U.S. who may heed the group's call to carry out attacks.
The Justices of the US Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Front row (L-R): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Back Row (L-R): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Court: EPA unreasonably interpreted Clean Air Act

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the emissions of toxic pollutants from power plants without first considering the costs of the industry to do so.
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Is Camden a model for the future of policing?

By Tanzina Vega, CNN
Local officials say that Camden is getting better through a combination of sophisticated technology and old-fashioned police tactics like cops who walk the beat and talk to residents and shopkeepers.

RNC defends its debate schedule

By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
The Republican National Committee believes it has accomplished its goal of restoring order to an unruly presidential debate season -- even though some minor candidates may be excluded from the televised events.

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