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Is Cartel Leader Capture Really A Win For Drug War?

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the alleged leader of the brutal Mexican Zetas drug cartel, has been captured. But will the arrest make a difference in the country's drug violence? Host Michel Martin asks Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News.
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Tech Companies Issue Loud Call For Surveillance Transparency

Facebook and Twitter are among the 63 companies and groups behind a pointed letter calling for specific disclosures of government surveillance requests.
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Talk Of Boycotting Russian Olympics Stirs Emotions

There have been suggestions that if Russia grants asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, the U.S. should respond by not sending athletes to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. But others say that just sends the wrong message and punishes only the athletes.
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Lawyer: Snowden Could Leave Moscow Airport Within A Week

The news comes a day after Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in the country and just after Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S.-Russian relations are more important than the Snowden case.
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How Ramadan Affects Guantanamo Bay Detainees' Hunger Strike

A federal judge has refused to stop the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay inmates on a hunger strike. David Greene talks to Carol Rosenberg, of the Miami Herald, who's just returned from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, where she's been reporting on the prisoners' hunger strike.
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Snowden Has NSA 'Blueprint,' Says 'Guardian' Journalist

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden collected thousands of documents to prove that what he is revealing is true. Some of them, Greenwald told The Associated Press, show exactly how the U.S. spy agency works.
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Despite Repeated Tries, Afghan Peace Efforts Still Sputter

The latest effort, like others before it, has gone nowhere. With American combat troops planning to leave by the end of next year, the opportunities for peace talks are dwindling.
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Russia Says It Hasn't Received Snowden Asylum Request

The former CIA contractor who leaked top-secret information about U.S. electronic surveillance programs says eventually he wants to find refuge in Latin America.
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Snowden's Asylum Contingent On Not Leaking More Secrets

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is requesting asylum in Russia while he pursues a more permanent asylum in Latin America. A condition of his continued stay in Russia is that he stop releasing information that is damaging to the US.
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Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano To Resign

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is stepping down to take charge of the University of California system.

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