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Air Force Proficiency Cheating: More Than Punishment Needed?

This past week, the U.S. Air Force announced that a cheating scandal among nuclear launch officers had grown. Now, the military says, more than 90 missile launch officers have been involved with cheating on monthly proficiency exams. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with former Air Force officer Brian Weeden, who thinks the missileer culture needs to change.
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Foreigners Still Vulnerable To NSA Snooping

Mikko Hypponen is a "white hat" hacker in Finland who breaks into security systems to test network safety. Hypponen tells NPR's Guy Raz of the TED Radio Hour that Americans may be protected under NSA reforms, but foreigners like himself aren't.
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Kerry: 'Disturbing' Trend Of Authoritarianism In Eastern Europe

The secretary of state singled out Ukraine as an example of a growing trend of governments willing to "trample the ambitions" of their people.
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Police Say White Powder Mailed To N.J. Hotels Was Cornstarch

The letters were sent to several New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, as well as the office of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
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Is Privacy Over? Tell Us Your Thoughts

Is losing our privacy the cost of living in a modern world? Or can we have both? Let us know on TEDWeekends, a special collaboration with NPR, TED and the Huffington Post.
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Canada Used Airport Wi-Fi To Track Travelers, Snowden Leak Alleges

The latest secret revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shows how Canada's spy agency experimented with using free Wi-Fi signals to follow travelers. Officials tell CBC News that they were only collecting "metadata," not the contents of communications.
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A Medal Of Valor, 30 Years In Coming

Three decades after U.S. troops helped protect a Soviet defector during a firefight with North Korean troops, Mark Deville finally received his Silver Star. His comrades were awarded their medals years ago.
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Panel Considers Bin Laden Bodyguard's Stay At Guantanamo

Steve Inskeep talks to Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald about the parole hearing of an alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Abdul Malik Wahab al Rahabi, 34, was one of the first detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
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Living In The Spirit Of Daniel Pearl

Journalist Asra Nomani spent years trying to process the death of a good friend, Daniel Pearl, who was killed in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan. She wrote about trying to find justice in this month's Washingtonian magazine, and speaks with host Michel Martin about her journey.
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NYT: NSA Can Exploit Mobile Apps For Information

According to leaked secret documents, the NSA can scoop up deeply personal data from mobile phone apps. The spy agency also exploits innocuous actions like updating a phone's software.

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