What Congress Knew About N.S.A. Surveillance, Background Checks and Racial Discrimination, Sexual Assault in the Military

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

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How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance? | Major Companies Accused of Racial Discrimination | The End of Unpaid Internships? | Raha Moharrak: First Saudi Woman to Reach Mount Everest Summit

How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance?

According to President Obama, even if you didn't know about the N.S.A.'s phone-and-Internet data collection programs your Congressman did. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwill...

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Major Companies Accused of Racial Discrimination

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Federal Data Shows More Americans Graduating From College

Bad economic times make for good students. What gets people to sit up and pay attention in class is knowing that unemployment is the most likely career path out there. That's the conc...

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The End of Unpaid Internships?

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Raha Moharrak: First Saudi Woman to Reach Mount Everest Summit

On May 18th, Raha Moharrak, a university graduate from Saudi Arabia made history as the first Saudi woman, as well as the youngest Arab to have scaled the summit of Mount Everest. She...

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Lessons From a Complicated Father

Heading into Father's Day this weekend we talk with someone as far away from the cliche father as you can get. In the words of his son, Deni Bechard's Father was absent, even crazy, b...

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