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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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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.
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'Frontline' Doc Explores How Sept. 11 Created Today's NSA

PBS looks at the origins of the agency's surveillance program and the extraordinary steps top government officials took to give it legal cover and keep it hidden.
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Is White House Doing Enough To 'Bring Back Our Girls'?

Host Michel Martin talks about the top political headlines with Republican strategist Ron Christie and 'Political Junkie' host Ken Rudin.
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Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

The journalist, who received a cache of highly classified documents, says no one disputes that the security agency should be reading emails from al-Qaida, but the system has become too powerful.
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Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade, And Cause A Stir

Facebook recently announced that it will continue to allow users to advertise guns in posts. That's good news for members of Facebook gun clubs, though gun control advocates aren't so gung-ho.

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