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NSA Leaker's Claims Doubted By Tech, Intelligence Analysts

Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst who leaked NSA surveillance information, has made claims about his ability to access private phone conversations and email. Some in the industry dispute the range of activities he says analysts are able to do.
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Obama Urges Congress Not To 'Block' Immigration Bill

President Obama is trying to keep the pressure on Congress to overhaul the immigration system without interfering with progress on the legislation. Surrounded by business, labor and religious leaders, the president on Tuesday called on the Senate to pass the bill. The Senate has moved the measure forward, but lawmakers will propose many amendments before any final vote.
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Google Acquires Israeli Mapping Service Waze

Waze makes a crowds-sourced traffic app that uses input from drivers. It will complement Google's mapping capability. The deal is seen by many as a defensive move by Google to keep Waze from being acquired by Apple or Facebook.
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Couple Celebrates Annivesary With Trip To Maine's Capitol

Marcine and Nita Lou Webb marked 65 years of marriage with a trip to Augusta, Maine, completing a mission to visit all 50 state capitols. When they went to the gallery to see a debate, the House speaker recognized them and the legislators gave them a standing ovation.
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Stuck On The Tarmac, Passengers Break Into Song

A flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix this week was delayed. Passengers were stuck on the tarmac for hours, without air conditioning or water in 108 degree heat. A YouTube post said some passengers got sick. But to "avoid a mutiny," others joined together in song: R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
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Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving

Systems that turn a driver's speech into text are the most distracting. Drivers in a University of Utah test experienced a kind of inattention blindness that mean they sometimes overlooked potential hazards.
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Rick Perry's War On The Blue States

Gov. Rick Perry, a red state conservative, is sticking it to blue states by trying to persuade their businesses to move to Texas.
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Live Blog: Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger Goes On Trial

Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, Bulger was captured in California two years ago after 16 years on the run. Now he's getting his day in court.

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