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Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are scheduled to visit Iran's heavy-water reactor in the city of Arak on Sunday as part of an international deal on the country's nuclear program. Hamid Forutan/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Iran's Nuclear Deal Faces Big Test

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Google and five other companies sent a letter last month to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting legislation to reform NSA surveillance programs. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Profit, Not Just Principle, Has Tech Firms Concerned With NSA

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Gen. Keith Alexander is director of the National Security Agency, whose duty, his office has said, "requires us to attempt to collect terrorist communications wherever they traverse global infrastructure." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol is shown at sunset on Oct. 15, the 15th day of a government shutdown that some analysts say damaged the U.S. reputation worldwide. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Partisan Squabbles Raise Questions Over U.S. Global Influence

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A sign outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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You Have Questions About The NSA; We Have Answers

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