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N.D. delegation wary of NSA surveillance: Hoeven, Cramer support reform; Heitkamp seeks ‘balance’

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — In light of repeated revelations over the past six months about the federal government’s surveillance activities, some members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation said they favor reform.  

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N.D. delegation wary of NSA surveillance: Hoeven, Cramer support reform; Heitkamp seeks ‘balance’

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — In light of repeated revelations over the past six months about the federal government’s surveillance activities, some members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation said they favor reform.  

But what kind of changes ma…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Obama to meet with privacy, civil liberties board

June 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is holding his first meeting with a privacy and civil liberties board Friday as he seeks to make good on his pledge to have a public discussion about secretive government surveillance programs.
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MILBANK: The left turns compliant on violating civil liberties

June 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Progressive lawmakers and the liberal commentariat have been passive and acquiescent toward the secret spying programs.
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Grocers say potato group illegally boosted spud prices, spied on farmers

June 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A U.S. wholesaler accuses America’s spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow. Continue Reading

SD senators say they didn’t know about spying

June 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Johnson, Thune decline to criticize sweeping records collections.

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US agents tap servers of Web firms

June 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Report comes on same day leaked info tells of phone record collection.
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Tracking traitor forged lasting bond between 2 CIA women

January 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Inside the Reston, Va., nursing home, the 80-year-old CIA pioneer was dying of cancer. Her best friend and former colleague sat in a nearby chair and tended to her needs.
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NYPD Muslim surveillance program got White House funding help

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some of that money it’s unclear exactly how much because the program has little oversight has paid for the cars that plainclothes NYPD officers used to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods. It also paid for computers that store even innocuous information about Muslim college students, mosque sermons and social events.
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‘War booty’: Iran shrugs off US request to return spy drone

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Iran’s defense minister today shrugged off a U.S. request for the return of an American spy drone captured by Iranian armed forces and instead demanded an apology from Washington. U.S. officials say the unmanned aircraft malfunctioned and was not brought down by Iran. Continue Reading