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Book event: Annie Jacobsen on DARPA at Harvard Book Store

Want to learn more about the secretive military agency that, according to author Annie Jacobsen, serves as "The Pentagon's Brain"? Hear her speak on her new DARPA history at a free and open to the public book event in Cambridge on September 23, 2015 at 7pm.

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Former NSA director implies Snowden was right to leak Verizon court order

Huffington Post's Ali Watkins with the scoop: former NSA director Keith Alexander this morning told a Washington DC audience that Edward Snowden shouldn't have disclosed "millions" of documents to journalists, but suggested Snowden was justified in leaking the Verizon court order revealing the governme

Landmark California settlement limits solitary confinement statewide

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Chris Christie: Track foreign visitors to the United States like FedEx tracks packages

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie said if elected he would model a system for tracking immigrants and foreign visitors to the United States on the package tracking system in place at FedEx. For Christie, fingerprinting, photographing, obsessively documenting, and taking iris scans from foreign visitors isn't enough.

New North Dakota law allows police to weaponize drones

Virginia police say they found killer using license plate reader

This morning, the nation was horrified to discover that a Virginia local news reporter was shot dead, along with her cameraman, on live television. Hours later police released the name of the man they suspected as the killer. This afternoon, apparently after a police chase, the suspected killer shot himself and died.

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