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Texas Congressman Pulled In Two Directions Over Immigration

Second term GOP congressman Blake Farenthold is being targeted during Congress' summer recess by advocates of the Senate's immigration bill. Activists are organizing petitions and a demonstration at Farenthold's "open house" at his Corpus Christi office. And opponents are fighting back.
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Encrypted Email Services Shuttered Amid Snowden Investigation

Lavabit, an encrypted email service reportedly used by former government contractor Edward Snowden, ceased operations yesterday. In a message to users, the owner of Lavabit hinted that the company was the target of a request for information about customers from the federal government. He said he chose to shut down his service instead of becoming "complicit in crimes against the American people." Later in the day, another secure email service, called Silent Circle, also shuttered itself.
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Susan Rice's First Month On The Job Has Been A Doozy

Between unrest in Egypt, the controversy surrounding leaker Edward Snowden and the terrorist threat that led to embassy closures, it's been a busy month for Susan Rice. And this latest threat has deep personal significance for President Obama's new national security adviser.
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Obama Calls For Transparency In Surveillance Operations

In a wide-ranging news conference before summer vacation, President Obama touched on domestic budget disputes, the next Federal Reserve chairman and immigration reform. But the key issue was national security, and how to strike the proper balance between safety and privacy.
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Sexual Assault Center Ransacked — Then Mysteriously Repaid

Last week, burglars broke into the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office and stole the nonprofit's computers. The next day, everything that had been taken was returned in a shopping cart with a curious note. Melissa Block and Audie Cornish have more.
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From Wrong To Right: A U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment

More than 100,000 people of Japanese descent were put in camps during World War II. Decades later and inspired by the civil rights movement, Japanese-Americans launched a campaign for redress that culminated in an official apology. The community marks the 25th anniversary of that victory this week.
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Mexican Court Frees Drug Lord Convicted In Killing DEA Agent

Rafael Caro Quintero, who was in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and murder of U.S. agent Enrique Camarena, was released because authorities said he was tried in the wrong court.
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President Faces Tough Questions On Latest NSA Leaks

Obama is appearing for his first news conference in more than three months and is bound to get asked about the latest reports attributed to leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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Al-Qaida Leaks Reveal Both Security And Political Worries

The revelations about U.S. intercepts of terrorist communications might have been intended to reassure the public about the government's vigilance. But they also might have been about providing political cover.
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'The Butler': 'It's Not A Movie — It's A Movement'

The new film, starring Forest Whitaker, tells the story of a man who experienced the country's racial tension from one of the most powerful addresses in the world. Director Lee Daniels and journalist Wil Haygood join Tell Me More to discuss the movie, and the man who inspired it.

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