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Keeping Track Of The 'Security-Industrial Complex'

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the merging of public and private surveillance and the growth of the "security-industrial complex" in the U.S.

The Pioneer Of Parking Dies At 91

Herb Citrin, the man known as "Mr. Valet," died this past week at the age of 91. Citrin pioneered valet parking in Los Angeles more than 60 years ago.

How To Keep Your Smartphone Secure

In light of all the snooping by the government on individuals, it seems that it's not that difficult for anyone with the know-how to find out what you're doing. Bill Supernor, CTO of security company Koolspan, speaks to Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about how to keep your smartphone safe.

Presents From The President: What Obama Gives His Friends

President Obama has gotten mixed reviews in his gift-giving to foreign leaders. But those gifts are chosen by a staffer. When it comes to personal gifts to members of his inner circle, the president sets a very high bar.

Political Fight Jeopardizes Medicaid In Mississippi

Medicaid in Mississippi provides insurance to 1 in 5 residents. But funding could stop July 1 if politicians don't act. The Legislature has brought the program to the brink over a debate about expanding it under the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Charges NSA Leaker Snowden With Espionage

The U.S. Justice Department has prepared the documents to formally charge Edward Snowden with espionage. Snowden is the former contractor who has publicized details about U.S. surveillance programs

Feds Charge NSA Leaker With Spying, Theft

U.S. prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who is the source of a series of exposes published by The Guardian.

Marco Rubio's Big Problem: Explaining His Immigration Shift

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential Republican presidential candidate, has transformed from hero to suspect in the eyes of many on the right.

FAA To Examine Near Collision Of Passenger Jets Over NYC

The Delta 747 and Shuttle America commuter jet came within 200 feet of each other, but both planes landed safely, the Federal Aviation Administration says.

Teen Who Served Time For Bomb Plot Wants Your Vote For Mayor

If 18-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan wants to be Roy's next mayor, he probably has some explaining to do. Two years ago, he was charged with plotting to set off a bomb during a school assembly.