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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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FISA

Feb 3, 2014 — Google, Yahoo and others said they received thousands of secret-court-approved government requests for their users' content. The companies said only a small percentage of their users were affected by the requests.
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Jan 29, 2014 — The suit is the first direct challenge to the FISA Amendments Act, the statute the government relies on to collect international communications in bulk.
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Oct 15, 2013 — But, the secret court explained in a letter, it demanded changes to many requests during meetings with U.S. government lawyers.
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Sep 17, 2013 — A special federal surveillance court has reaffirmed the constitutionality of a National Security Agency program that collects data about most of the nation's phone traffic. NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the court says the records of phone metadata are not protected by the Fourth Amendment.
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Jun 18, 2013 — The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
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Jun 11, 2013 — The ACLU claims the government's surveillance violates the Constitution's guarantee of free speech, association and privacy.
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Jun 6, 2013 — In 2011, the then-assistant attorney general argued that Congress was kept well informed about the system to secretly collect information.
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Dec 28, 2012 — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been approved for another five years, as the Senate voted to renew the law that grants the government wide surveillance authority. President Obama has said he intends to sign the measure, which senators approved by a 73-23 margin Friday morning.
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Mar 3, 2008 — There's fierce debate over the bill in Congress, but do you care about FISA?
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Mar 3, 2008 — Confused about FISA? Confusa? Confisa? Ari Shapiro explains.
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