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What A New Surveillance Court Could Look Like

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance courts received increased attention following the leaks about programs monitoring U.S. citizens. Some lawmakers are proposing changes to secret courts, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). He speaks with Melissa Block about the proposal.
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Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Or Traitor?

Army Private Bradley Manning was convicted after turning over thousands of sensitive documents to Wikileaks. He may now face more than 100 years in prison. Host Michel Martin talks about what comes next with NPR's Arun Rath.
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Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

The head of the U.S. Postal Service says the exterior of billions of pieces of mail are photographed and that the information is sometimes shared with law enforcement.
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Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live, his Russian attorney says.
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Whistleblower: Protection Act Doesn't Cover Enough People

A number of high-profile whistleblowers from the national security sector have come out in support of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who revealed details of massive government surveillance programs to the press. Jesselyn Radack, former whistleblower and now attorney for the Government Accountability Project, is among them. She talks with Audie Cornish about what life is like after blowing the whistle.
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NSA Leaker Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

Edward Snowden has been granted asylum for up to one year by Russia and has left the transit zone at Moscow's airport where he was holed up for more than a month. The Russian government says a condition for his amnesty is that he not reveal any more information that will damage the United States.
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U.S. Will Close Some Embassies Sunday Over Security Concerns

The State Department said it made the decision "'out of an abundance of caution." It has not yet released a list of which embassies will be closed.
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Kerry Says U.S. Plans To Stop Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Secretary of State John Kerry said the White House hopes to end the program "very, very soon" because the U.S. has "eliminated most of the threat."
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Are Bad Background Checks Costing Jobs?

The number of jobs requiring FBI background checks skyrocketed after 9-11. But a new report says these records aren't always accurate - and could cost innocent Americans their jobs. Host Michel Martin speaks with the report's co-author, Madeline Neighly of the National Employment Law Project.
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Snowden Leaves Moscow Airport

Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum by Russia and has left the transit zone at Moscow's airport where he has been holed up for more than a month. Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Corey Flintoff in Moscow and Pentagon correspondent Larry Abramson.

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