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  • Sen. FrankenFranken calls for more transparency for FISA court
    Almost twelve years after the September 11 attacks, the United States is still engaged in a tricky balancing act between security and privacy. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Sen. Al Franken about that on Morning Edition.7:45 a.m.
  • Julie Oachs of WoodburyTarget's REDcard revs up sales
    Loyalty is mutually rewarding for Target and its most-dedicated shoppers, thanks to store-branded credit and debit cards that provide discounts on virtually everything the chain sells. Target's unique REDcard program is helping the retailer trump rivals in the war to convince shoppers where to find the lowest prices.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • NSA Leaker's Claims Doubted By Tech, Intelligence Analysts
    Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst who leaked NSA surveillance information, has made claims about his ability to access private phone conversations and email. Some in the industry dispute the range of activities he says analysts are able to do.
  • Surveillance Revelations Spark Lackluster Public Discord
    In all the noise and shouting over the NSA data gathering, the unspoken assumption is that the public must be outraged. But in fact, much of the public seems indifferent, and the political fallout may be less predictable than it seems.
  • Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital
    When visiting San Pedro Sula, the bloodiest town in Honduras, it's advisable to arrive early in the morning, when the drug gangs are still asleep.
  • Spurs Outshoot Heat, Take 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals
    The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat, 113-to-77, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Playing on their home court, the Spurs used ball movement and defense to turn what was a close game into a blowout in the second half. They take a 2-1 lead in the series.
  • Turkish Police Remain In Control Of Taksim Square
    In Istanbul's Taksim Square Tuesday, Turkish police and protesters repeatedly clashed. Turkey's prime minister is scheduled to meet with anti-government demonstrators but more violence could lead to a postponement.
  • Boards Of Canada Tap A Devout Following To Push New Album
    By leaking details of its new release through codes and numbers, the Scottish electronic duo worked the press game backwards.
  • Vodafone Announces Bid For Germany's Biggest Cable Company
    Vodafone is trying to buy Kabel Deutschland. The reported offer of more than $13 billion marks a major change in strategy for Vodafone. Up until now it has focused almost entirely on the mobile phone market.
  • Google Acquires Israeli Mapping Service Waze
    Waze makes a crowds-sourced traffic app that uses input from drivers. It will complement Google's mapping capability. The deal is seen by many as a defensive move by Google to keep Waze from being acquired by Apple or Facebook.
  • Technology Columnist Sheds Light On New Bulbs
    Buying a light bulb isn't as simple as it used to be. Now, you can choose a light bulb that will save you money because it uses less power. And, you can pick a bulb that might last longer than you do. Linda Wertheimer talks to Rich Jaroslovsky, technology columnist for Bloomberg News, about the latest light bulb technology.
  • Surveillance Scandal Ups Sales Of Orwell's '1984'
    Sales of the George Orwell classic have risen nearly 6,000 percent since news of the NSA's secret surveillance program broke. The book was first published 64 years ago last week.

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