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In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

The nation's top intelligence official on Thursday sidestepped questions from a senator about whether the National Security Agency has ever used Americans' cellphone signals to collect information on their whereabouts that would allow tracking of the movements of individual callers. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Relying On Untested Oversight Board For NSA Scrutiny

The obscure oversight board that President Barack Obama wants to scrutinize the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance system is little known for good reason.

06/19/2013

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on Oct. 5, 2012 in Framingham, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: States Do Not Track, Inspect Specialty Pharmacies

Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.

04/15/2013

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