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James Comey Nominated To Be New FBI Director

The former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush is best-known for thwarting an effort by White House aides to reauthorize a warrantless-wiretapping program.
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'Guardian' Releases More Documents On NSA Surveillance

Two documents provide new details about the procedures the National Security Agency follows when sifting huge volumes of email. The Justice Department documents were made public by The Guardian newspaper. They help explain the steps the NSA must follow when it inadvertently comes across the communications of Americans.
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Obama's Pick To Lead FBI Adds New Layer To Privacy Debate

President Obama will nominate Jim Comey to be the country's next FBI director on Friday. Comey is best-known for raising alarms about a secret surveillance program during the Bush years. That issue has taken on new resonance after the latest revelations of government surveillance.
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NSA Reportedly Allowed To Keep Some Domestic Communications

The Guardian newspaper says that in 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on an NSA policy allowing the agency to retain "inadvertently acquired" data on U.S. citizens and residents.
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At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide

Suicide killed more U.S. troops last year than combat in Afghanistan, a trend that's likely to continue this year. The causes and remedies are complicated, but Fort Bliss in Texas has bucked the trend. Suicides have declined there, after implementation of an interactive suicide prevention program.
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Director Mueller Told Senate Panel FBI Uses Drones

Robert Mueller told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the FBI used drones rarely and for surveillance proposes. The DEA and the ATF had both revealed they possessed drones.
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Obama's Unplanned NSA Discussion

President Obama didn't expect he'd need to have a "national conversation" about government data-gathering.
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President Obama, 'Honest And Trustworthy?'

Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest political news, including new poll numbers on how Americans view President Obama.
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Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be

President Obama says federal judges have been "overseeing" the recently exposed government surveillance programs. But few, if any, experts in the Bush or Obama administrations believe that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has the enforcement teeth it once had.
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NSA Leaker Snowden Defends Actions In Live Web Chat

The man who leaked secret National Security Agency documents, Edward Snowden, defended his decision to reveal details of U.S. surveillance programs in a web chat on Monday. Snowden said he's still in Hong Kong and claims he wouldn't get a fair trial in the U.S. He also said he has not been in contact with the Chinese government and that there are more disclosures to come.

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