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Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
January 17, 2014
Pres. Obama bans spying on leaders of U.S. allies, scales back NSA program
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced a ban on U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday, and rein in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations. In a major speech, Obama took...
January 17, 2014 - 10:51am
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 chief says allies spy on America's leaders, intelligence services
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday that foreign allies regularly conduct espionage activities against American leaders and intelligence services. In response to a series of questions during a hearing before the House of Representatives...
October 29, 2013 - 2:19pm
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
September 19, 2013
Facebook's Zuckerberg says U.S. spying hurt users' trust
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said revelations about U.S. government surveillance hurt users' trust in Internet companies and that knowing more about the programs would help relieve some of the public concerns.
September 19, 2013 - 9:54am
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
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 11, 2013
AP Exclusive: The CIA and a secret vacuum cleaner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who...
July 11, 2013 - 7:00am
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