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Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

The head of the U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that every piece of domestic mail is photographed for processing and that the information is sometimes made available to law enforcement, according to The Associated Press.

Amendment Limiting NSA Records Collection Fails In The House

Amendment Limiting NSA Records Collection Fails In The House

An amendment that would have limited a phone records collection program run by the National Security Agency failed in the House of Representatives, this afternoon.

Senate Approves Sweeping Immigration Overhaul, In Final Vote

Senate Approves Sweeping Immigration Overhaul, In Final Vote

The Senate approved a sweeping immigration bill Thursday, endorsing a bill that would put millions of immigrants who illegally entered the United States on a path to citizenship.

In Interview, Obama Defends NSA Data Collection

In Interview, Obama Defends NSA Data Collection

In a 45-minute interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose, President Obama defended a government program that collects vast data about the electronic activity of Americans.

Pew: Majority Of Americans Support NSA Phone Tracking

Pew: Majority Of Americans Support NSA Phone Tracking

We’re a little late noting this poll, but it’s important so we’re backing up a bit: A Pew poll released Monday finds a majority of Americans — 56 percent — think the National Security Agency’s tracking of phone records “is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism.”

‘Profound Questions About Privacy’ Follow Latest Revelations

‘Profound Questions About Privacy’ Follow Latest Revelations

Fresh reports about the massive amount of electronic data that the nation’s spy agencies are collecting “raise profound questions about privacy” because of what they say about how such information will be collected in the future, NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston said Friday on Morning Edition.

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

President Obama announced late Wednesday that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steve Miller, has resigned in the wake of a report that employees at the agency engaged in partisan scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against Pyongyang

Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against Pyongyang

President Obama says the United States and South Korea are determined to stand firm against North Korean threats and that the days of Pyongyang manufacturing a crisis to get international concessions “are over.”

U.S. Said To Be Leaning Toward Arming Syrian Rebels

U.S. Said To Be Leaning Toward Arming Syrian Rebels

As the U.S. considers a “spectrum of military options” it could take to assist the groups battling against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Obama administration is leaning toward giving lethal arms to some of those rebels, a senior administration official has told NPR’s Kelly McEvers.

Boston Marathon Explosions: Thursday’s Developments

Boston Marathon Explosions: Thursday’s Developments

While there has been no arrest as of this hour, The Boston Globe says authorities believe they are ” ‘very close’ in their pursuit of the bomber,” according to “an official briefed on the investigation … who declined to be named.”