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Analysis: Maryland Rep. Ruppersberger Wants To End NSA's Bulk Data Collection

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Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is proposing a change to how the National Security Agency gathers information. The Congressman, whose district includes the NSA, says his legislation would end the agency's controversial bulk collection of U.S. citizens' phone data. National Journal technology correspondent Brendan Sasso talks with WAMU host Matt Bush about the details of his proposal and whether it will get the support of his colleagues in Congress as well as the White House.

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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