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House Blocks Repeal Of Authorization To Use Military Force

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about efforts to end the nearly 13-year-old congressional authorization for the use of military force.
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Senate Confirms Author Of Drone Memo To Federal Bench

Last-minute lobbying by the Obama administration overcame opposition to the nomination of David Barron, author of a controversial legal memo regarding drone policy.
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House Passes Restrictions On NSA's Collection Of Phone Records

The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.
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Pelosi Picks Democratic Team For Benghazi Panel

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to play ball with the House Benghazi select committee was defensive in nature.
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Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Strike Policy

The Senate will consider a judicial nominee who wrote legal advice approving drone strikes against Americans overseas. Critics question executive branch authority to execute citizens without trial.
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CIA Announces Plans To End Fake Vaccination Programs

The phony vaccination programs were used in its spy operations abroad. The decision comes after leaders from U.S. public health schools brought the practice to light.
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Putting A Face Behind The 'Sting Of The Drone'

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to former national coordinator for Security and Counter-Terrorism Richard A. Clarke. He's written a new thriller, Sting of the Drone, a fictional look at the U.S. drone program.
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Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.
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Feinstein Wants CIA To Speed 'Torture Report' Release

With a bipartisan vote in April, the Senate Intelligence Committee told the CIA to declassify and make public parts of the "Torture Report." The agency isn't exactly rushing to do so.
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Greenwald On NSA Leaks: 'We've Erred On The Side Of Excess Caution'

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he and his team weighed the public's interest against the potential harm to innocent people when deciding how many of Edward Snowden's leaked documents to make public.

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