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One Year Later, Snowden Still Evades U.S. Charges

One year ago Thursday, Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency documents revealing details of its surveillance program. The Obama administration still considers Snowden a fugitive from justice and wants him to return to the U.S.
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Questions Abound Over Why Bergdahl Left Afghan Post

A classified Pentagon investigation suggests Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan, though it does not conclude he deserted. He was held captive for 5 years.
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If It Comes Time To Negotiate With Terrorists, Never Say Never

Steve Inskeep talks to negations expert Amos Guiora, who is a professor at the University of Utah, and author of Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism.
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A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

It's not every day that an industry in hypergrowth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.
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Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture

Questions surround Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol, but many wonder whether he planned to desert.
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Prisoner Swap Ignites Political Firestorm On The Hill

Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.
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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.
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Last Of The Navajo 'Code Talkers' Dies At 93

Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo men who used their native language to secure U.S. military communications during World War II, died of kidney failure on Wednesday.
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Move Over Benghazi; Here Comes Bergdahl

The controversy over the exchange of a U.S. soldier for five senior Taliban fighters at Guantanamo Bay could rival or even surpass Benghazi.
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Former Taliban Ministers Leave Guantanamo, Trailed By Questions

A debate has arisen recently over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists to win his release, or was this the kind of commonplace prisoner swap that comes in the final months of a war? The five men released in exchange for Bergdahl's safe return weren't common fighters; they were members of the Taliban government. And the arrangements of their release could offer a template for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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