Two years after the Boston Marathon bombing, are we any more secure? Maybe, but one security expert says it's not the marathon attack that's been driving the conversation about security across the country.
It's hard to be a Toronto Blue Jays fan, and now it's even harder just to get in the stadium to watch a game. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Major League Baseball is directing all of its teams, including Toronto, to tighten security at entrances.
Arnas Fedaravičius is a 23-year-old actor who plays "James Snow," a character on a Russian spy mini-series who seems suspiciously like former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. So what's it's like to be Snowden, right down to the glasses?
The cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the US have their own analogues in Brazil, where relations between black citizens and police are also tense. But one Brazilian activist hopes the news from the US could push Brazilians to talk more openly about racial issues.
The Afghan election is just a month away and security is a major campaign issue. Civilian casualties are at an all-time high. Kamel Hamade was a businessman who went to great lengths to make his restaurant an oasis in otherwise violent Kabul, and he died for his efforts.
The Olympics are just two weeks away. And according to reporter Julia Barton, who is in Moscow, Russian media is more interested in the protests in Ukraine than in possible security threats at the Olympics.
Whether by accident or design, President Obama chose an interesting day to deliver his speech on the future of government surveillance. The speech fell on the anniversary of President Eisenhower's Farewell Address, warning about the threat of the emerging national security state.
Edward Snowden has offered to assist Brazil in its criminal investigation of US surveillance in the Latin American nation. And, by the way, he's also looking for a country to grant him "permanent political asylum" — hint, hint.
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