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The Evolving Landscape For National Security And Privacy

News reports this past week unearthed details about sweeping surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. The source of the most recent leaks, Edward Snowden, came forward over the weekend, revealing a vast landscape of intelligence work in the United States and the role private contractors play. Kojo chats with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the surveillance programs themselves and what they tell us about the nature of intelligence work today.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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