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NSA chief talks at hackers' conference in Vegas

The head of the U.S. National Security Agency defended the government's much-criticized surveillance program against hecklers among a crowd of computer systems analysts Wednesday, but also had a challenge for them: If you don't like it, lend your talent to build a better one.Full story

U.S. man convicted of al Qaeda support says his free speech was violated

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Massachusetts man convicted a year and a half ago of conspiring to support al Qaeda have claimed that prosecutors prejudiced the jury with videos of beheadings and that the judge who sentenced him violated his right to free speech. Full story

New Snowden leak upstages U.S. move to declassify documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New revelations from former security contractor Edward Snowden that U.S. intelligence agencies have access to a vast online tracking tool came to light on Wednesday as lawmakers put the secret surveillance programs under greater scrutiny. Full story

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  Obama admin. releases newly declassified NSA documents

The Obama administration released newly declassified documents today that shed additional light on the NSA’s surveillance programs, including new details on their extent and capabilities. New York Times reporter Charlie Savage joins MSNBC’s Tamron Hall to discuss.

  Obama administration declassifies NSA documents

On Wednesday the administration released NSA documents revealing the government’s ability to analyze millions of phone records in the hunt for terror suspects. This comes as top NSA officials are expected to testify before the Senate in a FISA oversight hearing. Former U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel A

  Foreign policy continues to challenge the US

From the turmoil in Egypt to the growing sectarian violence in Iraq, the U.S. has continued to face foreign policy challenges. The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd reports.

  Should the government’s surveillance programs be changed?

Edward Snowden’s leaks have cast a spotlight on the government’s secret surveillance programs, which have lost significant support in Congress. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., discusses his concerns about the invasion of privacy.

  What will be the effect of the Manning verdict?

As a verdict becomes more imminent in the military trial of Bradley Manning, the army private who is accused of giving 700,000 documents to Wikileaks, questions turn to the possible repercussions from the verdict. David Sirota from Salon and artist and activist Clark Stoeckley discuss with MSNBC’s A

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