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Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be

President Obama says federal judges have been "overseeing" the recently exposed government surveillance programs. But few, if any, experts in the Bush or Obama administrations believe that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has the enforcement teeth it once had.
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NSA Leaker Snowden Defends Actions In Live Web Chat

The man who leaked secret National Security Agency documents, Edward Snowden, defended his decision to reveal details of U.S. surveillance programs in a web chat on Monday. Snowden said he's still in Hong Kong and claims he wouldn't get a fair trial in the U.S. He also said he has not been in contact with the Chinese government and that there are more disclosures to come.
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After SCOTUS DNA Ruling, What Changes For Police?

The Supreme Court ruled in June that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested for comparison against a national database. The decision raises major questions about how law enforcement and criminal justice processes will change.
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'Guardian': Documents Show Britain, U.S. Spied At World Summits

This is the latest revelation to come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden. They purportedly show that Britain and the United States spied on their allies during G-20 summit meetings in England in 2009.
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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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