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Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker. Still, comparisons can be misleading.
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Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block

Throughout Detroit's long decline, city planners and ordinary people have launched countless plans to revive the city — casinos, downtown development, urban farms, artist hubs. One city neighborhood is thinking small, and it's starting to pay off big.
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How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction

The drug war was in full swing in the '80s, and cocaine was practically everywhere. But use of the drug has fallen by almost half since 2006, and production is also down significantly. So how did the U.S. kick the habit? Experts say cocaine has lost its luster — oh, and policy may have made a difference, too.
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Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs Dies At 97

In 1973, she succeeded her husband in a special election and served for nearly two decades. She later became ambassador to the Vatican under President Bill Clinton.
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Gunman, Six Others, Killed In Florida Apartment Standoff

Police say after negotiations fell apart, a SWAT team stormed the building and fatally shot the suspect.
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Defense Begins Case In Bulger Trial

Trial observers wait to see whether notorious mobster Whitey Bulger will take the stand in his own defense. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to reporter David Boeri of member station WBUR in Boston, whose been covering the trial.
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'Justice For Trayvon' Movement Struggles To Find Focus

For more than a year, supporters of the movement rallied behind a common goal: Make sure George Zimmerman stood before the bar of justice. But after Zimmerman's acquittal, that united front has splintered.
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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

As the number of people seeking emergency food aid continues to grow, food banks have started thinking about what more they can do to help their clients become more self-sufficient. Some, like the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, are teaching people to grow food at community farms and helping them set up home gardens.
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Public Opinion May Give Russia An Edge In Snowden Case

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains in diplomatic limbo in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, an irritant to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has little sympathy for Snowden, but doesn't want to appear to cave in to U.S. demands for his return.
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Emergency Summit On Urban Violence Opens In Chicago

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus hosted a day-long meeting on guns, youth and gang violence in Chicago. They plan to hold forums in New Orleans and Baltimore, and take a list of solutions to urban violence to Washington.

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