N.S.A. Whistle-Blower Comes Forward, George Zimmerman Trial Begins, Syria and the Growing Need for Humanitarian Aid

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Monday, June 10, 2013

N.S.A. Whistle-Blower Comes Forward | Is the U.S. Now Syria's Only Hope? | Day One of the George Zimmerman Murder Trial | Syrian Conflict Spurs Sectarian Violence | The Senate Begins Debate on Immigration Reform Bill | Where are the Cicadas? | The Role Private Contracting Firms Play in Government National Security

N.S.A. Whistle-Blower Comes Forward

After days of speculation over the identity of the source who leaked a F.I.S.A. court order mandating that Verizon turn over all metadata on its phone records, Edward Snowden, a forme...

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Is the U.S. Now Syria's Only Hope?

New figures from the United Nations estimate that by the end of the year, more than 10 million Syrians will need some kind of aid. That’s half the country’s population. The UN says it...

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Syrian Conflict Spurs Sectarian Violence

The civil war in Syria is increasingly becoming a sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, particularly with the recent involvement of Hezbollah. But it didn't start out that wa...

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The Senate Begins Debate on Immigration Reform Bill

It's going to come down to a debate over security versus equity for illegal immigrants in the U.S. The senate begins debate this week on a compromise immigration reform bill that is n...

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Where are the Cicadas?

The cicada "Swarmaggedon" has so far not lived up to its hype. Where are the scary looking creatures? And why do they only come out every 17 years? Dr. Gene Kritsky is the Chair of Bi...

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Day One of the George Zimmerman Murder Trial

As the city of Sanford, Trayvon Martin’s family, and George Zimmerman’s supporters brace for the first day of Zimmerman's murder trial today, Valerie Houston, Pastor at Allen Chapel C...

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The Role Private Contracting Firms Play in Government National Security

Many questions this morning about Edward Snowden, the former C.I.A. computer technician behind the national security leaks that have dominated the headlines over the past few days. Fo...

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