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Obama To Name Top Lawyer As Guantanamo Closure Envoy

Clifford Sloan will reopen the Office of Guantanamo Closure. He has served in senior positions in both Democratic and Republican administrations.
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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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Lawmakers Exercise Caution As Edward Snowden Details Come Out

In the wake of the recent NSA leaks, some lawmakers are calling for harsh punishment for the man at the center of the controversy, while others are cautioning patience.

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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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Former U.S. Ambassador Reflects On An 'Oblivious' America

Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker joins Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin for the Sunday Conversation to talk about his 37-year career and the dangers of being an American diplomat in the Muslim world.
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Requests For User Data

The tech giants say they have been allowed to reveal data requests from the government in broad terms, but expressed frustration that they aren't permitted to say more.
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Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order

NPR has learned that the Obama administration, under pressure to lift a cloak of secrecy, is considering whether to declassify a court order that gives the National Security Agency the power to gather phone call record information on millions of Americans.

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