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U.S. Checks For Stolen Passports, But Other Nations Fall Short

Two men apparently boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with stolen passports. The U.S. has safeguards to prevent that from happening on U.S.-bound flights, but other nations are not as diligent.
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Holder Speaks Out On Snowden, Drone Policy, Softening Sentences

In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. The attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Department post.
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Keep Austin Wary: Snowden Streams Warnings To Tech Conference

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addressed the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, urging developers to build encryption systems to stifle government snooping.
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Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air

Before Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to visit Russia, the State Department says it wants to see concrete evidence that Russia's ready for serious discussions on ending the crisis in Ukraine.
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What If Ukraine Still Had Nuclear Weapons?

Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons two decades ago when Russia and the U.S. pledged to respect its sovereignty. Amid the current crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians now say that was a mistake.
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Edward Snowden Tells SXSW He'd Leak Those Secrets Again

The former NSA contractor, who has revealed large amounts of classified information about U.S. surveillance programs, appeared by video from Russia.
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SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will take questions from South By Southwest attendees via videoconference Monday. A Kansas congressman wants SXSW to rescind the invitation.
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Do We Really Need The Air Force?

The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
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Border Patrol Revises Its Rulebook For Use Of Deadly Force

The U.S. Border Patrol announced changes to its policies regarding use of deadly force on Friday. It added new guidance for agents when dealing with moving vehicles and people throwing rocks.
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U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureacracy

In part two of a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica, we look at the agency charged with bringing home and identifying the 83,000 American war dead. It's stymied by an extreme aversion to risk.

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