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Signs Point To Destructive Wildfire Season Ahead

Guest host Tess Vigeland talks with NPR's Kirk Siegler about the early wildfire season this year in the west and whether or not a new fleet of air tankers promised to the forest service will be ready in time for the worst of the season.
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Week In News: Spying Suspicions Come To Light

Revelations this week that the National Security Agency has been running an extensive domestic surveillance program involving companies like Google, Facebook and Apple has caused many Americans to ask what's left of their privacy. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic.
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'Not Fighting For Just Sarah': Rating Transplant Priorities

Sarah Murnaghan's family took up a legal fight to push the 10-year-old higher on the adult organ waitlist. In addition to trying to secure new lungs, mother Janet Murnaghan says the system needs to change.
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DNI Calls Reporting On Government Surveillance 'Reckless'

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says recent reporting by The Guardian and The Washington Post, among others, threatens to give terrorists a 'playbook' for thwarting detection.
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Our Surveillance Society: What Orwell And Kafka Might Say

Revelations that the federal government is collecting massive amounts of data about telephone calls and Internet traffic has some people nervous that George Orwell's vision of Big Brother constantly watching them has come true.
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Pakistan's New Government Protests U.S. Drone Strike

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has promised to push back on the strikes, lodges a formal protest with a top U.S. envoy in Islamabad.
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Newark Mayor To Run For New Jersey's Open U.S. Senate Seat

Cory Booker announces his candidacy to fill the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg and is likely to face two other Democrats in an August primary.

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