A judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that in light of the USA Freedom Act's passage, the National Security Agency (NSA) may resume bulk collection of American's telephone records. In May, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had halted the process after finding that the Patriot Act never authorized such activity.
The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen an American embassy there and reestablish diplomatic ties.
Another historic, predominantly black church near Charleston, S.C., caught fire Tuesday evening, one of six similar incidents in recent weeks. So far, three have been identified as potential arson; the cause of last night's fire is still unclear.