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Bank of America routinely denied qualified borrowers a chance to modify their loans to more affordable terms and paid cash bonuses to bank staffers for pushing homeowners into foreclosure, according to affidavits filed last week in a Massachusetts lawsuit. Show More Summary
Russ Belville, Huffington Post: Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law the "bong ban" bill this weekend. Under this statute, someone caught owning or selling a pot pipe twice in the state is a felon, which in Florida means losing the right to vote virtually for life. Show More Summary
Broad majorities continue to oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to rebels in Syria. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted June 12-16 among 1,512 adults, finds that 70 percent oppose the U.S. Show More Summary
More than 100,000 protesters filled the streets of Sao Paolo and seven other Brazilian cities to oppose a 10-cent hike in public transportation fees. Brazilians are unhappy about carrying heavy tax burdens while receiving woeful returns in education, health, security and transportation, according to AP. Show More Summary
A 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals gives the Boston Bruins a 2-1 series lead. Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron scored second-period goals. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots. "They had shots but most of them came from the outside," Rask said. "We eliminated a lot of their rebound opportunities."
Sally Kohn, Time: In the coming days, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in a potentially landmark case on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of Abigail Fisher, a woman who claims that she was denied admission to the University of Texas because she is white. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll. The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. Show More Summary
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who also helped write the bipartisan immigration bill, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that conservatives trying to block the measure will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after the 2016 elections. Show More Summary
A Texas woman robbed at knifepoint in Baytown fought back, running over her attacker with her car on Friday. Dorothy Baker-Flugence had just left a Baytown CVS pharmacy when she discovered Ismael Martinez in the back of her van with a knife, police said. Show More Summary
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, have used taxpayer money for a range of small personal items including a body wash, sunscreen, dog vitamins and a digestive system "detox cleanse," according to records obtained by the Washington Post.
Slaton police came to this woman's house, who wishes to remain anonymous, to arrest her son. But by asking one simple question, she found herself behind bars instead. "I told him, 'I will release my son to you upon viewing those orders.' Those were exactly my words," The complainant said. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh. After meeting British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, Putin said, "One does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras. Show More Summary
Yet another hacker is being jacked. This time, it's Deric Lostutter, who led a subgroup of the hacktivist collective Anonymous that helped bring the Steubenville, Ohio rape scandal to light. In return, Lostutter has been raided by the...Show More Summary
Detroit is defaulting on $2.5 billion in unsecured debt and asking creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what they're owed, a team led by a state-appointed emergency manager said Friday. Kevyn Orr spent two hours with 180...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona state law that requires people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship. In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
The San Antonio Spurs dominated game 5 of the NBA Finals, defeating the Miami Heat 114-104 to take a 3-2 series lead. Manu Ginobili started for the Spurs and had a season-high 24 points and 10 assists. Spurs guard Danny Green's six three-pointers pushed him into record territory for the most threes in a playoff series. Show More Summary
A number of economists in academia and on Wall Street are now predicting something the United States has not experienced in years: healthier, more lasting growth. Two widely followed economic forecasters, Morgan Stanley and IHS Global Insight, have both increased their estimates for growth in recent days. Show More Summary
Scientific American: When fish swim in waters tainted with antidepressant drugs, they become anxious, anti-social and sometimes even homicidal. New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S. streams, can alter genes responsible for building fish brains and controlling their behavior. Show More Summary
The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls, reports Declan McCullagh for CNET. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) disclosed this week...Show More Summary
McClatchy DC: Chemical weapons experts voiced skepticism Friday about U.S. claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad had used the nerve agent sarin against rebels on at least four occasions this spring, saying they've yet to see the telltale signs of a sarin gas attack despite months of scrutiny. Show More Summary