- The White House says it will provide the legal opinions underpinning the policy that governs killing U.S. citizens. Senator Ron Wyden wants those memos declassified, but the White House says no more information will be made public. The White House even resisted releasing even the white paper leaked earlier this week, rejecting a FOIA request for it less than two weeks ago. John Brennan's confirmation hearing for CIA director, meanwhile, was interrupted by a Code Pink protester trying to draw attention to drone killings.
- The FAA has released the most updated list of local jurisdictions authorized to use drones; there are 81, including municipalities, colleges and even an Indian tribe.
- Mexico, Ireland and several Central American countries are lobbying Congress as well as the White House for immigration reform.
- New unemployment claims dropped by 5,000 last week, according to government statistics.
- The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has found a gang among its deputies. No, not the whole department.
- Two storm systems are converging on the Northeast, bringing the possibility of record-breaking snowfall.
- Spray paint could heat up asteroids headed for Earth enough to alter their courses.
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