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PBC News & Comment: Canada Spy Agency Partners with NSA to Collect Data on Americans

Today's Snowden flurries fall on Canada, whose spy agency collaborates with NSA to collect data in 20 countries, including data on Americans...Click here for free audiobook download, and generate $15 to the PBC Podcast from Audible!

Group of whistleblowers issues joint statement in support of Ed Snowden, calling for more disclosures of wrongdoing by insiders

--listener Ken Horton sent a radio spot that urges Utah to cut off water to the NSA's Bluffdale wiretap warehouse, in response to our coverage yesterday

--Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray release budget deal that favors GOP talking points, and doesn't cut defense...it coulda been worse

--Obama takes heat from right wing nuts over his handshake with Cuba's Raul Castro

--ObamaCo cuts "nonlethal aid" to so-called "moderates" in Syria

--the prolific journalist Steve Horn has two interesting stories today: TransCanada is starting to pump oil through the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline;  and that the security company that provides heavily armed guards at a mine in Wisconsin may be operating illegally

--FDA finally issues regulations to limit use of antibiotics in livestock

--Uruguay legalizes marijuana, including a state-run marketplace