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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 05, 2013

NSA’s Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws

By Tom Bowman

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(Duration: 5:31)

National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.

The continuing leak of classified information by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has renewed a debate about the U.S. government's power to reach secretly into the personal lives of its citizens.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 03, 2013

Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beat Up Behind Bars

By Elise Hu

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(Duration: 3:33)

Justin Carter

The family of Justin Carter, the 19-year old Texas gamer who made offensive Facebook comments that landed him in jail, is working with new urgency to get his $500,000 bail reduced because they say he's getting beat up while behind bars.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 25, 2013

High Court Voids Key Part Of Voting Rights Act

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

U.S. Supreme Court justices

The U.S. Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.

Categories: Government, Law, Race/Ethnicity


AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 24, 2013

US Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

By The Associated Press, with addtional reporting from Illinois Public Media

The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.

Categories: Education, Government, Law


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