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Out Of White House And Congress, Two Proposals To Change NSA Practices

House Republicans are proposing a limit on the National Security Agency's phone records program. President Obama also repeated support for having phone companies keep the records, rather than the NSA.
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For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.
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Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees

The state's once-abundant orchid population has dwindled. Conservationists hope to change that by planting lab-grown flowers in urban areas throughout South Florida.
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Your Smartphone Is A Crucial Police Tool, If They Can Crack It

Suspects' smartphones contain a wealth of information: calls, photos, GPS data. With so much info, it's often all police need to make a case. But with fast-changing phone technology, it can take work.
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Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

American teenagers turned a 2012 video about the African warlord into an Internet sensation. Two years on, it shows the possibilities and limitations in social media marketing.
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Karl R. Thompson Tapped To Lead Key Justice Department Unit

Thompson has been named acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, which approves executive branch legal arguments on armed drones, surveillance and other national security issues.
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Some Common Misconceptions About Paying For College

When calculating cost, the sticker price is key, right? And aren't federal and private loans pretty much the same? Review some common mistakes people make in assessing the price of college.
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Sailor Fatally Shot Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer At Va. Base

A sailor was shot and killed aboard a guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan before Navy security guards killed the suspect.
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Can Fear Of Cancer Keep College Kids From Binge Drinking?

College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?
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National Guard To Join Search In Washington State Mudslide

The number of dead stood at 14, while 176 people were still unaccounted for three days after the massive slide near Oso, Wash. But officials caution that the number of missing might go down.

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