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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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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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