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Battered city of Gary, Ind., considers shrinking 40 percent to save itself

<i>By Nick Bogert, NBC News contributor</i><p>GARY, Ind. -- No matter which direction Arthur Joe looks from his home, he sees abandoned properties and the blight they attract.<p>Next door is an empty house where “drugheads” – as Joe calls them – often set up camp. Behind is a duplex with trash visible through …

Silicon Valley, NSA might be closer than we thought

It appears that the National Security Agency and at least some Silicon Valley-based companies are tighter than both have contended.<p>Several unidentified Silicon Valley companies have at times established secret teams of employees charged with making their customers' data more accessible to the NSA, …

Silicon Valley

Edward Snowden and Booz Allen: How Privatizing Leads to Crony Corruption

Contractors recruit government employees, then lease them back to the government -- where they do the same jobs at much higher cost.<p>Reuters<p>Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden's former employer, is a cash cow earning billions from its intelligence work for the U.S. government. Snowden is among …

REVEALED: The Top Secret Rule That Lets The NSA Use US Data Without A Warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant.<p>The Guardian is publishing in …

Maine's LePage in lobbyist scandal, punishes paper

Rachel Maddow reports on a series of scandals by Maine governor Paul LePage, who appointed lobbyists to head state agencies that would ultimately do big favors for their former clients at great expense to Mainers, and LePage's retaliation against the news organization that brought these facts into …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

5.43pm BST<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just …