Bill Binney worked at the National Security Agency nearly three decades as one of its leading crypto-mathematicians. He then became one of its leading whistleblowers.
Now 70 and on crutches, both legs lost to diabetes, Binney recalls the July morning seven years ago when a dozen gun-wielding FBI agents burst through the front door of his home, at the end of a cul-de-sac a 10-minute drive from NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.
"I first knew that they were in there when they were pointing a gun at me as I was coming out of the shower," Binney says.
A train arrived in Ukraine's second-largest city. Its cargo was the remains of hundreds of people. They were killed when a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down last week.
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And the movement of the remains is considered a step forward. Until today pro-Russian separatists had prevented the train from leaving the area near the crash. Now the remains will be taken to the Netherlands for identification.
As we just heard in Jackie's story, as European leaders meet in Brussels today pressure is building on them to ratchet up sanctions on Russia. But there are a number of complicating factors that are holding them back - not least, Europe's reliance on Russian energy supplies. To learn what may come from today's European summit meeting, we reached out to Anton La Guardia. He's the European Union correspondent for The Economist. Welcome.
Now while Secretary Kerry is in Egypt, the country next door is in turmoil. Libya is a place where warring militias spent the last week locked in battle for control of the main international airport in the capital, Tripoli. That fighting has left dozens dead and forced the closing of the main air link into the country. Reporter Chris Stevens is a correspondent for The Guardian. He's on the line from Tripoli. Welcome to the program, sir.
UPDATE from The Associated Press: Violence Against Albuquerque Homeless Commonplace
The brutality of the killings on two homeless men shocked residents of New Mexico's most populous city, but homeless people and advocates for homeless services say violence is commonplace for those who live on the street.
Three teens are accused of killing two men whose heads were smashed with cinder blocks, and police say one of the three told police that they'd previously attacked other homeless people.