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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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Uncomfortable In America, Young Immigrant Says Goodbye

Tiffanie Drayton's mother moved her family to the U-S for a better life. But it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Now back in her native Trinidad, Drayton tells host Michel Martin what inspired her to share her story in the Salon piece 'Goodbye to my American Dream.' Byline: Michel Martin
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Maj. Nidal Hasan: A Murderer or Martyr ?

The Barbershop guys talk about the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. He's on trial for a mass shooting at an Army base in 2009 and decided to represent himself. Some have wondered whether that is a wise move. The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Is Obama Snubbing Russia?

Was President Obama's cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin a silly snub or smart diplomatic strategy? The Barbershop guys offer a fresh cut on the week's news.

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