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Feds Cave On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

The administration had been trying to appeal a judge's ruling to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. The Justice Department said it would obey the order — sort of. The FDA may now soon approve the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One Step without a prescription.
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Feds Drop Opposition To OTC Sales Of Morning-After Pill

U.S. agencies move to comply with U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman's order that a one-dose version of emergency contraception, such as the Plan B One-Step, be made available for purchase without an age restriction or prescription.
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The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor Shower Tonight

They travel at about 127,500 miles per hour, and NASA calls them "elusive" and "scarcely known." Tonight could bring the best views of the gamma Delphinid meteor shower since 1930.
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Lawmakers Work To Gauge Public Mood On NSA And Leaker

Controversies over the National Security Agency's phone records and Internet snooping, and self-proclaimed leaker Edward Snowden, present some in Congress with a dilemma.
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When It Comes To Online Privacy, A Disconnect For The Young

Young people readily share information about themselves online, but they nevertheless place a high priority on privacy.
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Health Care Exchanges May Not Provide Many Options

It's not exactly a buyer's market for those Americans who purchase their own health insurance: prices can be high, and options severely limited. The new health exchanges — a key piece of President Obama's health overhaul — are supposed to change that, allowing people to go to a website to comparison shop for insurance, and maybe even get a subsidy to pay for it. But some people may still be left with few choices.
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Silicon Valley Tied To NSA Surveillance Leaks

Revelations about the government's electronic surveillance programs are being followed closely by those in the tech industry.
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Booz Allen Hamilton A Major Player In Intelligence Community

Booz Allen Hamilton, the multi-billion-dollar employer of the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, has one customer: The United States government. And that customer entrusts it with some of its most closely-held national security secrets.
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NSA Leaker Checks Out Of Hong Kong Hotel

Investigators are trying to learn all they can about the American intelligence contractor who says he leaked sensitive documents to reporters. The 29-year-old Edward Snowden said over the weekend that he was behind the disclosure of two secret U.S. government surveillance programs. Now Snowden has reportedly checked out of his hotel.
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FISA Court Has Approved Majority Of Surveillance Warrants

The recent leak about the National Security Agency's spying program has put attention on the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the courts which oversee the programs. The largely-secret FISA courts began in 1978 but have expanded and changed greatly since then. Melissa Block talks with journalist and author Tim Weiner about the history and process of the FISA court.

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