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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 29, 2014

Edward Snowden Is Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

By Bill Chappell

Edward Snowden, seen here in a photo provided by The Guardian, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians.

Saying that Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 17, 2014

Obama Calls For End To NSA Holding On To Call Data

By Mark Memmott

Saying that "critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives," President Obama said Friday that he wants the National Security Agency to stop holding on to massive amounts of "metadata" about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions around the world.




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