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Out Of White House And Congress, Two Proposals To Change NSA Practices

House Republicans are proposing a limit on the National Security Agency's phone records program. President Obama also repeated support for having phone companies keep the records, rather than the NSA.
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For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.
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Karl R. Thompson Tapped To Lead Key Justice Department Unit

Thompson has been named acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, which approves executive branch legal arguments on armed drones, surveillance and other national security issues.
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Sailor Fatally Shot Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer At Va. Base

A sailor was shot and killed aboard a guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan before Navy security guards killed the suspect.
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White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

The planned overhaul of NSA procedures comes after President Obama said in January that he wanted to get the government out of the business of collecting Americans' phone records.
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Report: Obama Plans To End NSA Sweeps Of Phone Calls

The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people's phone calls.
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Crimea Casts Long Shadow In Amsterdam, Where G7 Leaders Meet

A major nuclear summit in the Netherlands is convening more than 50 world leaders, including President Obama. The meeting allows European and U.S. leaders to discuss a concerted response to Russia.
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Japan To Turn Over Nuclear Stockpile To U.S. For Safe Keeping

Tokyo had long maintained the cache of highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for research purposes. The deal is a major nonproliferation victory for the White House.
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Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.
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NATO Finds A New Focus In Eastern Europe

Russia's actions in Ukraine have brought NATO's mission into much clearer focus. The military alliance now faces a political crisis in its own backyard, in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

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