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The Media, National Security And Leaks

Bipartisan legislation approved in late July by the Senate Intelligence Committee includes anti-leak provisions designed to curb disclosure of national security information. This legislation, and an ongoing FBI inquiry into U.S. intelligence leaks, have raised questions about the relationship between reporters and sources.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of dismantling federal welfare reform and creating a “culture of dependency.” The U.S. economy continued to send mixed signals. And victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting were remembered at vigils across the United States. Ron Elving of NPR, Nia Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and John King of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Shut Out Of London Games, Video Artists Get Inventive

It's not easy to find video of the London 2012 Olympics on the Internet — even on YouTube. And that's inspiring people to "interpret" the Summer Games for themselves. You can find puppet shows, 8-bit video, and Taiwanese animation, all related to the Olympics... or, at least sort of related.
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A Treaty To Make Books More Accessible

Debate continues over a treaty that would relax copyright rules to make published work more accessible to the visually impaired living in developing countries.

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Watching The Olympics Online: Fans Find Ways Around NBC's Control

Olympics fans' anger over NBC's decision to tape-delay and control web streaming seems to be based on more than the usual "this is the Internet, everything should be free" perspective. And many of them are finding ways to get around NBC's controls.
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Same News, Different Spins: Check These Headlines About The Jobs Report

Fox News says job growth is slow. NBC says it's revving up. It's all in the emphasis when it comes to headlines.
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Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

Each month, producing the closely watched jobs numbers transforms a quiet federal statistics office into a high-security operation.
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Olympics Fans Weigh Unplugging From Social Media To Avoid Spoilers

The pervasiveness of social media has made it harder for people to avoid hearing about Olympic games results before they air on television. 

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Fed Up (As Usual) With NBC? Check Out The View From London On The BBC

There is one gold medal America wins without fail, every four years. It's for the sport of complaining about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympic Games. Will Americans ever be happy with an Olympics that's not on American soil?

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