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Privacy Past And Present: A Saga Of American Ambivalence

American privacy concerns go back as far as the country's origins. Today, in the wake of major revelations about the scope of the National Security Agency's surveillance, polls show that feelings are still mixed.
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Amelia Earhart Legacy, Enduring Mystery

On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. Earhart enthusiast and pilot Ann Pellegreno, who successfully duplicated Earhart's around-the-world flight plan in 1967, offers her insight.
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The Implications Of Drones In U.S. Airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations that would allow the use of small, commercial drones. Texas and 30 states are crafting their own laws to rein in these flying robots before they leave the ground.
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How Do You Say 'Born To Ride' In Latin?

Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidson owners on Sunday to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the iconic American motorcycles.
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World's Shortest Business Brief: The Smoffice

Contest results are in for the world's smallest office.
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U.S. To North Korea: Dismantle Nuke Program, Then We'll Talk

Washington says actions speak louder than words and that Pyongyang must first meet international obligations before "senior-level" meetings can take place.
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Syrian Strife Draws In Neighbors, Global Players

Iran, Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the key global stakeholders in the conflict that has taken an estimated 93,000 lives. Here's a look at what some of them stand to gain — or lose.
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Will The NSA Rethink Its Data Collection System?

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Joel Brenner, former senior counsel at the National Security Agency, about whether the NSA can protect Americans' privacy while also collecting foreign intelligence through its surveillance programs.
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Putting Up A Good Front For The G8

County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland is hosting this year's G8 Summit. To spruce up the recession-hit area, the county has created some fake storefronts. Host Rachel Martin speaks with District Council member Brendan Hegarty.

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