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Tropical Storm Andrea Makes Landfall In Florida

As of 5:45 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center's tracking system placed Tropical Storm Andrea on Florida's Gulf coast, level with Gainesville. Andrea is expected to spread rain and strong winds along the Southeastern coast tonight and Friday.
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Big Brother And Your Phone: Where To Draw The Line?

Striking a balance between national security and civil liberties is once again proving nearly as difficult a task as catching the bad guys.
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Gatlin Beats Bolt In 100 Meters For The First Time

For Justin Gatlin, 31, Thursday's win is a decisive step in the comeback that saw him win the bronze medal in the event at last summer's London Olympics.
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New Jersey's Christie Names Fill-In For U.S. Senate Seat

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has picked the state's attorney general, Republican Jeff Chiesa, to fill the seat vacated by the death of Democrat Frank Lautenberg earlier this week. Chiesa says he will not seek the seat in a special election set for October. The choice is unlikely to please Republicans in Washington, who would like to hold the seat for more than five months.
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Supporters, Opponents Of Gay Marriage Find Legality Inevitable

Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Dimock, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, about a new study on attitudes and beliefs about gay marriage.
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Section Of Patriot Act Allowing NSA Program Is Use To Debate

The National Security Agency attained Verizon's customer's phone records via Section 215 of the Patriot Act. That section has spurred some intense debate since 2001. Audie Cornish talks to Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center and a law professor at the George Washington University, for an explainer of this controversial law.
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Digging The Depth Of The NSA Phone Data Program

The White House and lawmakers are defending a secret program that collects data on phone calls made by ordinary Americans. It was revealed Wednesday that the National Security Agency obtained data on calls from Verizon, including calls made locally, inside the United States and calls between the U.S. and overseas. Officials defend the program as necessary for fighting terrorism. Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston about the program, its scope and civil liberties implications.

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