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Democracy Now! – December 19, 2013

Vindication for Snowden? Obama Panel Backs Major Curbs on NSA Surveillance, Phone Record Data Mining; NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe Details Gov’t Retaliation After Helping Expose “Gross Mismanagement; Morsi Charged With Terrorism As Egyptian Military Widens Crackdown on Journalists, Activists.

December 19, 2013

    White House Panel Calls for Reform of NSA Surveillance
    Greenwald: NSA Seeks “Elimination of Individual Privacy Worldwide”
    U.N. Assembly Approves Landmark Privacy Resolution
    U.S. Releases 2 Sudanese Prisoners; Bill Would Free Up to Half of Remaining Guantánamo Detainees
    Senate Approves 2-Year Budget Deal Without Jobless Benefits
    Fed to Scale Back Monthly Bond Purchases
    South Sudan Violence Fears of Civil War
    Amnesty: Both Sides Committing War Crimes in CAR
    Russian Lawmakers Approve Mass Amnesty Bill; Pussy Riot Members Set for Release
    LGBT Athletes Among U.S. Delegates to Russia Olympics
    India Asks U.S. to Drop Charges Against Diplomat; Kerry Voices “Regret”
    Report: Widespread Abuses in Secret Prisons of Assad Regime, Islamist Rebels


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