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NSA's Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws

The nation's largest intelligence agency has seen its power — and abilities — greatly expand over the past decade. Both privacy advocates and security experts agree that the laws governing electronic eavesdropping have not kept pace with technology.

From Front-Line Soldier To Trainer, An Afghan Odyssey

Sgt. Chris Cunningham has served five tours in Afghanistan, surviving some of the past decade's most horrific fighting. These days, his excitement about war has been replaced by a grim wisdom — and the heavy responsibility of teaching Afghan soldiers and honoring fallen comrades.

'Transit Zones' Can Extend Beyond Airports

It's believed former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains stuck at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport — in its "transit zone" — a legal limbo technically not part of Russia. For more on what these transit zones are, Audie Cornish talks to Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, head of research at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

His Son Is 'A Modern Day Paul Revere,' Snowden's Father Says

Lon Snowden also compares his son to American patriot Thomas Paine. Edward Snowdown, who has spilled secrets to several news outlets, is seeking asylum. He's wanted for prosecution in the U.S.

Snowden Seeks Asylum In 20-Plus Nations, Gives Up On Russia

Several countries have already turned down requests from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who remains in legal limbo at a Moscow airport. He wants to avoid being sent to the U.S. to face prosecution. There's speculation in Russia that he might leave with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is visiting.

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Expands Asylum Request

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden reportedly is seeking asylum in at least 20 countries. Snowden is being pursued by U.S. authorities after leaking details of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Trade Talks Threatened By Allegations U.S. Spied On E.U.

Europe is in an uproar over revelations that U.S. intelligence services are spying on the European Union mission in New York and its embassy in Washington. The new allegations come from the latest secret U.S. National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

Leak Case Highlights Troubles With Security Clearance Checks

Everyone with a security clearance has to undergo a background check, and those checks are often conducted by outside contractors. Lawmakers say some investigators have been convicted of falsifying reports, and the biggest contractor is under investigation in a "complicated contract fraud case."

Snowden Is 'A Hero,' WikiLeaks' Assange Says

The WikiLeaks founder argues that the "NSA leaker" has exposed "mass unlawful interception" of individuals' phone calls and Internet messages. But key lawmakers made the case again Sunday that Edward Snowden should be returned to the U.S. to face prosecution.

'Furious' EU Demands Answers After New Report Of NSA Spying

Germany's Der Spiegel says it has seen more documents obtained by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. They allegedly show the U.S. has been eavesdropping on European Union offices. The White House has declined to comment.