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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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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.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 07, 2013

‘Nobody Is Listening To Your Telephone Calls,’ Obama Says

By Mark Memmott

President Obama

In his most extensive comments so far on the revelations this week about the electronic data that the nation's spy agencies are collecting, President Obama told the American people Friday that "nobody is listening to your telephone calls."


AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

AG: Won’t Prosecute Reporters for Doing Their Jobs

By The Associated Press

 Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., center, flanked by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

Attorney General Eric Holder has denied the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

NSA Reportedly Mines Servers of U.S. Internet Firms for Data

By Bill Chappell

The National Security Agency's website

For six years, the National Security Agency has been able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian.



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