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A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal
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A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal

A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s a significant victory for civil liberties advocates, who say the government’s own rules allowing its border agents to search electronic devices…

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Dow Crashes as Federal Reserve Goes to War Over Interest Rates
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Dow Crashes as Federal Reserve Goes to War Over Interest Rates

The Dow crashed after the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates, but also revealed an internal war over monetary policy. | Source: REUTERS / Brendan McDermidThe Dow and broader U.S. stock market reversed gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve initiated its long-awaited interest-rate cut – but not without some dissension.Dow Plunges; S&P 500, Nasdaq FollowAll three…

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