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Report: NSA Collects Millions Of Photos For Facial Recognition Project

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:53pm

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA is scouring emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other sources looking for facial-recognition quality photographs.

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Wreck Ends Busch Bid For Triple Sweep At Dover

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:43pm

Wreck ends Busch bid for triple sweep at Dover

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Rays Place OF Myers (right Wrist Sprain) On DL

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:23pm

Rays place OF Myers (right wrist sprain) on DL

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'Maleficent' Spooks Box Office With $70M Debut

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:23pm

'Maleficent' spooks box office with $70M debut

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Police: Driver Flees Traffic Stop With Cop In Car

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:13pm

Police: Driver flees traffic stop with cop in car

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Shirley MacLaine Tells New Mexico Grads To Imagine

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:53pm

Shirley MacLaine tells New Mexico grads to imagine

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Fabien Cousteau Plans 31-Day Underwater Mission

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:13pm

Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

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A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:03pm

Following a European court ruling, the search engine is taking requests to delete personal information. At one point on Friday, Google was getting more than 20 requests a minute.

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In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:59am

A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.

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What Elections? Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad's Expected Win

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:46am

President Bashar Assad is sure to win in Tuesday's election. Some opponents are boycotting the vote, airing frustrations through bleak satire. There are signs that others will use violence in protest.

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An Encounter With The Work Of Emil Nolde

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:03am

A remarkable retrospective of the German-Danish painter's career is nearing the end of its run at Frankfurt's Städel Museum. Commentator Alva Noë has just seen it and shares his reactions.

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Tiananmen Survivor Looks Back At China's 'Lost Opportunity'

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:57am

Shen Tong was a 20-year-old biology student and an activist in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago when the government used deadly force to crush the massive protests.

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Was Negotiating With The Taliban The Only Way To Free Bergdahl?

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:48am

Rep. Mike Rogers is critical of negotiating with the Taliban, but an exchange took place to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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NASA To Test Giant Mars Parachute On Earth

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:43am

NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

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