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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 09, 2014

The FBI’s Comey On Snowden: ‘Confused’ By Hero Talk

By Carrie Johnson

James Comey

FBI Director Jim Comey says he's "confused" by reports that characterize NSA contractor Edward Snowden as a "whistleblower" or a "hero" because, he says, all three branches of America's government have approved the bulk collection of U.S. phone records, one of the most important revelations in Snowden's cascade of leaks.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 08, 2014

‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes A Very Important First Step

By Linda Holmes

Saturday Night Live ignores so many perennial complaints — that it's stale, that it has a spotty history with women, that sketches are too long — that it was kind of surprising to hear in mid-December that it was holding not-very-secret "secret auditions" to find a black woman to join the cast. Cast members Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah had both been talking about it in different ways, but to have longtime SNL boss Lorne Michaels suddenly go for a midseason hire?



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