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Changes on the horizon?: It started with a leak to the media seven months ago. And the ripple effects aren’t over yet. Since June, Edward Snowden has continued delivering stories about phone and e-mail snooping, drip by drop. His leaks put the U.S. in hot water as outraged world leaders reacted to revelations they’re not exempt from spying.Today, President Obama will work to stem the flood of objections against NSA spying. The scope of collected data by Snowden triggered outrage from civil libertarians and split Washington lawmakers into two camps – one determined to protect privacy and one insistent on pursuing national security. The President is expected to announce that spying will continue, but with more respect for civil liberties. As the leaks keep on coming.

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Man who “got it”: Gov. Chris Christie’s not the only one in a jam over the lane closures scandal. David Wildstein, a high-profile political appointee, is too. When he was introduced to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey four years ago, Wildstein was labeled a good friend of the governor, someone with knowledge of his hiring told CNN in an exclusive interview. Shortly thereafter, the former politician got another title: director of interstate capital projects. It was a job made especially for him. As the scandal ensnares more people, Wildstein’s catapulted into the national spotlight with two words: “Got it.” It was his response to Bridget Anne Kelly’s message, “Time for some traffic problems in Ft. Lee


Fabulous at 50: The job stress has turned her husband’s hair a snowy gray. But Michelle Obama remains ageless as she passes the big 5-0. She’s not just embracing her half-century milestone, she’s relishing it. She says she’s never felt more confident in her life. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the creator of the national children’s fitness program “Let’s move” is getting ready to bust some moves herself at a big birthday celebration at the White House. Her digitally savvy President hubby has invited the public via Twitter to sign her birthday card.

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