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October 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Is it time for the Obama Administration to rein in the National Security Agency?

Michael Osbun/ Op Art UPDATE: The Guardian is reporting that the National Security Agency monitored the calls of 35 world leaders. You read that correctly. The British newspaper, citing information obtained from a classified document provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, says NSA was able to do so after being given the phone numbers by other…

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Comments | Topics: Edward Snowden, France, Germany

July 25, 2013 at 6:45 AM

The World in Briefs – Anthony Weiner and Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden in Moscow(Tany Lokshina/Human Rights Watch) Two men who cannot resist exposing things they should not are back in the news. Edward Snowden might get to leave the Moscow airport if he promises not to divulge any more classified material. Meanwhile Anthony Weiner, a candidate for New York City mayor, was back before the cameras to…

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Comments | Topics: National Security Agency, Snowden Moscow, Weiner