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William A. McComas: Confronting the surveillance state

Since the UK’s Guardian newspaper and The Washington Post revealed the existence of two National Security Agency surveillance programs, many have expressed surprise and indignation. How could our government in good faith cull the personal data of millions of citizens, they ask? How could it gain access to private communications without our consent? Have our elected leaders allowed the NSA to become an Orwellian behemoth?

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Top court rejects punitive damages, orders new trials for Exxon leak

The state’s top court has eliminated the $1 billion award of punitive damages to Baltimore County residents stemming from a massive 2006 gasoline leak in Jacksonville, and wiped out or ordered new trials on much of the $650 million in compensatory damages as well.

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