The Senate effectively allowed portions of the Patriot Act to expire - the first time Congress has meaningfully restrained the national security agencies since 2001.
New York University has been operating as a real estate development or management business with a predatory higher education side venture.
Peter Rugh is a Brooklyn-based reporter. He contributes to Vice.com and is a correspondent for WagingNonviolence.org. For examples of recent journalism, visit johnreedstomb.tumblr.com/articles.