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    After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Full Story
    White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society'
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society. Full Story

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    UPDATE: Forest fire under control in Ayer

    AYER -- More than 40 firefighters from several towns extinguished a 5-acre forest fire off Washington Street on Friday. Full Story
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    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- A car leaned against a tree in front of The Bromfield School the day before prom. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    'It was all about the children'

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    PEPPERELL -- "Thank you, Kevin." Students past and present joined community members and fellow musicians to celebrate Kevin Tellier. Full Story
     
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    (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

    05/23/2015 06:12 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. 
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    White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society'
    05/22/2015 03:17 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society. Full Story

    Adult dating site investigating breach of user data
    05/22/2015 05:37 PM EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members. Full Story

    French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions
    05/22/2015 10:02 AM EDT - PARIS (AP) — France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional. Full Story

    Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device
    05/22/2015 08:07 AM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U. Full Story

    Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device
    05/22/2015 12:17 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U. Full Story

    Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension
    05/23/2015 01:42 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. Full Story

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    Final preparations begin for Eurovision Song Contest

    VIENNA (AP) — Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest — except for the weather. Full Story
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    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.