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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
December 16, 2013
U.S. judge rules phone surveillance program is likely unlawful
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's collection of massive amounts of data about telephone calls, a program revealed in June after leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard...
December 16, 2013 - 3:05pm
November 14, 2013
NSA chief says Snowden leaked up to 200,000 secret documents
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked as many as 200,000 classified U.S. documents to the media, according to little-noticed public remarks by the eavesdropping agency's chief late last month.
November 14, 2013 - 3:58pm
October 29, 2013
NSA chief defends agency amid U.S. spy rift with Europe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency director on Tuesday defended the spy agency as acting within legal boundaries, amid a public uproar which has grown from anger over the collection of Americans' phone and email records to outrage over spying on European all...
October 29, 2013 - 4:01pm
U.S. spy chiefs face Congress amid spying rift with Europe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a congressional hearing weeks ago, the public uproar was over the National Security Agency collecting the phone and email records of Americans.
October 29, 2013 - 6:41am
October 28, 2013
U.S. NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month: report
MADRID (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) recently tracked over 60 million calls in Spain in the space of a month, a Spanish newspaper said on Monday, citing a document which it said formed part of papers obtained from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Spain's...
October 28, 2013 - 7:58am
October 15, 2013
U.S. spy agency collects millions of email address lists: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency collects hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world, including many from Americans, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The collection program intercepts...
October 15, 2013 - 7:48am
August 20, 2013
Guardian says Britain made it destroy Snowden material
LONDON (Reuters) - The British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a "pointless" move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programs.
August 20, 2013 - 7:42am
August 16, 2013
Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules multiple times
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Most of the infractions involve unauthorized...
August 16, 2013 - 7:00am
August 8, 2013
IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence
By John Shiffman and David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs them to alter the investigative trail were published in a manual used by agents of the Internal Revenue Service...
August 8, 2013 - 7:55am
July 16, 2013
Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet users.
July 16, 2013 - 7:10am
July 15, 2013
Journalist: Edward Snowden has 'blueprints' to NSA
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Edward Snowden has highly sensitive documents on how the National Security Agency is structured and operates that could...
July 15, 2013 - 7:11am
July 10, 2013
What the gov't pays industry to snoop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.
July 10, 2013 - 12:11pm
July 6, 2013
Nicaragua, Venezuela offer asylum to Snowden
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that...
July 6, 2013 - 1:04am
June 25, 2013
Putin says no to U.S. request to extradite Snowden
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly rejected U.S. pleas to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday, saying Snowden is free to travel wherever he wants and insisting that Russian security agencies haven't contacted him.
June 25, 2013 - 12:07pm
Russia rejects U.S. demand for Snowden's extradition
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying Tuesday that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border.
June 25, 2013 - 6:56am