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Most Americans oppose the government recording information about domestic phone calls, but are more accepting of international phone surveillance. Last Thursday The Guardian revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting and keeping the 'metadata' of every phone call made by Verizon customers. Metadata does not include the ...
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Half of Americans are against taking DNA samples from arrested people without first getting a court warrant.  The Supreme Court recently rejected a challenge to the police practice of taking DNA samples from people suspected of commiting serious crimes. In some parts of the country DNA samples are only taken after ...
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(Week of 6/1/2013)  Americans (and most members of Congress) continue to oppose the shutdown of the detainee center at Guantanamo Bay; but the latest Economist/YouGov Poll suggests that some of that opposition would disintegrate if Guantanamo detainees were transferred to maximum security prisons in the United States. More than a ...
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Americans of every stripe are likely to outright reject genetically modified foods as unsafe.  The United States is a leader in the production of genetically modified (GM) food, with certain crops - such as corn or cotton - being dominated by genetically modified variants. In much of the world, however, ...
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