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Senator Clarifies Alleged Ties To White Nationalist Group

Guest host Celeste Headlee and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener mailbox for backtalk.
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Opposition Spokesman Won't Commit To Syria Peace Talks

Leaders from around the world are urging Syrian opposition and government groups to hold talks aimed at ending the two-year-old civil war there. But the Syrian opposition won't commit to negotiations. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Khalid Saleh, Chief Spokesperson for the Syrian Opposition recognized by the US.
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Is It A Surprise That The Government Is Monitoring Your Calls?

The White House says the NSA needs to collect citizens' phone records to protect the country from terrorist threats. But is it in our best interests or just another example of Big Brother? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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What Else Has The Longest-Serving Congressman Outlasted?

Michigan Rep. John Dingell has spent a record-setting 57 years, five months and 26 days in Congress. What hasn't lasted that long? The moon program and two U.S. states (sort of), to name a few.
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'Profound Questions About Privacy' Follow Latest Revelations

The news that the nation's spy agencies have been collecting phone records has been followed by word that they're also gathering up reams of information from the servers of major Internet and tech companies.
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Sen McCain Urges U.S. To Do More For Syrian Rebels

Senator John McCain, just back from a quick foray to rebel-held territory in Syria, is pushing the Obama administration to do more to help rebels topple Bashar Assad's regime. His call comes as rebels lose ground in their fight, and as skepticism rises about the U.S.-Russian plans for a peace conference.

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