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Espionage Act of 1917

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  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six months to the day after Pearl Harbor, a front-page report in the Chicago Tribune hinted at the astonishing secret that enabled the American victory — a rout from which the Imperial Japanese Navy never fully recovered.
  • PopPolitics: Laura Poitras on Edward Snowden's Reaction to 'Citizenfour' (Listen)

    "Citizenfour" enjoyed a strong box office debut this weekend along with some very good reviews. The reaction from the subject of the movie, Edward Snowden, was of reluctance at being at the center of a story that needed to be told. Director Laura...

    Edward Snowden and girlfriend reunited in Moscow, new documentary shows

    Edward Snowden and girlfriend reunited in Moscow, new documentary shows
    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs, has been reunited in Russia with his long-time girlfriend, according to a new documentary shown on Friday....

    Eric Holder: Mixed legacy at best

    He's not exactly stepping aside quietly. Reaction to Eric Holder's resignation ranged from hagiographic to diabolical. Civil rights leaders praised him as the strongest attorney general since Bobby Kennedy. Fox News derided him as the nation's all-time...

    California man sentenced to 15 years for corporate spying on DuPont

    A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment. U.S. District Judge...