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Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

The U.S. Navy officer is listed as "prospective commanding officer" of the newly launched USS Zumwalt.
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As Iraq's Leader Meets Obama, Here's Why The Stakes Are High

Violence is rising again in Iraq, with at least 5,000 people killed this year. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants U.S. military hardware to fight back. He's also seen as a key figure when it comes to developments in Iran and Syria.
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Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Documents obtained from NSA leaker Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials reveal the program, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
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Intelligence Officials Defend Spying On Allies

U.S. intelligence officials are defending their surveillance operations carried out in allied countries. Testifying on Capitol Hill, they said reports that the NSA intercepted phone calls of European citizens are "completely false" and based on a misreading of the leaked documents on which the reports were based. They did not deny monitoring the communications of European leaders, saying such intelligence-gathering is normal.
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NSA Chief: We Did Not Collect French, Spanish Phone Data

The head of the NSA testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday. General Keith Alexander disputed news reports that the NSA collected the phone call data of citizens in France and Spain. The NSA is facing tough criticism over its extensive surveillance efforts, including the apparent monitoring of phone calls of the leaders of countries that are close U.S. allies. The NSA controversy has also prompted legislators to change the way the agency conducts surveillance. Two reforms aim to limit the NSA's ability to collect the phone records of U.S. persons in bulk.
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Obama Responds To European And Congressional Fury Over Spying

President Obama won't say when he learned about American eavesdropping on European allies. Instead, he's talking about a review of U.S. surveillance policy that could lead to new limits on the NSA's eavesdropping authority.
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U.S. Did Not Spy On French, Spanish Citizens, Says Spy Chief

Gen. Keith Alexander also said the information was collected in conjunction with European governments.
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READ: Bipartisan Bill To End NSA's Domestic Bulk Collection

Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy are sponsoring the legislation. There has been anger from both major parties about how the National Security Agency vacuumed up data from Americans' phone calls and emails.
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Who Has The Right To Know Where Your Phone Has Been?

Law enforcement agencies across the country subpoena cellphone location data regularly. But civil liberties groups hope a series of state-level legal victories will usher in stronger protections for that often-revealing digital information.
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Sen. Feinstein: 'Total Review' Of NSA Activities Needed

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says short of hostilities or an "emergency need" for surveillance, the U.S. shouldn't be spying on foreign leaders.

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