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Net Giants Try To Quell Users' Jitters About Their Data

Tech companies that field National Security Agency data requests are currently barred from sharing those requests publicly. But Google, Microsoft and Facebook all have a financial interest in showing their users that the NSA does not enjoy unfettered access to their data.
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As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'

In the past three years, Midwestern farmers have seen flooding, then record-setting drought, and now flooding again. "As much as we think we have things cornered and we know what's going to be happening, you just don't know what will happen," a meteorologist says.
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Hockey's Hottest Teams Hit The Ice In Stanley Cup Final

After a bitter lockout that shortened the season, the National Hockey League is finally gearing up for the Stanley Cup Final. The series features two of the league's six original franchises, the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, and both teams come into the series on a roll.
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In Arizona, An Unlikely Ally For Medicaid Expansion

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, one of President Obama's staunchest critics, has confounded conservatives in her own party by pushing for an extension of Medicaid coverage in the state.
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Huge System Of Storms Predicted To March East From Midwest

The National Storm Prediction Center is predicting "widespread damaging winds and a few strong tornadoes" from the middle Mississippi Valley east to the upper Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes regions. The powerful system is expected to hit the mid-Atlantic Wednesday.
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Poll: Majority Of Americans Comfortable With Surveillance

There is a lot of hew and cry over the leaked National Security Agency program to track phone call and Internet searches. But even privacy advocates and companies who try to help people cover their digital footprints acknowledge it is almost impossible to disconnect from the grid, and that the benefits potentially outweigh their concerns.

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