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Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden delivers remarks on national security at the National Academy of Sciences in October. Hayden is among a growing number of former intelligence officials who are now speaking out regularly in retirement. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Retirement, America's Spies Are Getting Downright Chatty

Spies used to retire and fade away as quietly as when they were on duty. Now they go on cable TV. They write op-eds. They take to Twitter and criticize the president.

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U.S. Marines fire the Carl Gustav rocket system during live-fire training last October. With each firing, the shooter's brain is exposed to pulses of high pressure air emanating from the explosion that travel faster than the speed of sound. Sgt. Aaron Patterson/3rd Marine Division/DVIDS hide caption

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Report To Army Finds Blast From Some Weapons May Put Shooter's Brain At Risk

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Arkansas' 'Enhanced Concealed Carry' Allows Guns In Churches, Bars, State Capitol

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Pedestrians walk past a T-Mobile store in New York City on Friday. Sprint and T-Mobile are seeking to merge, but the proposed deal sill requires regulatory approval. Lucas Jackson/Reuters hide caption

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T-Mobile, Sprint Announce A Plan For Merger

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April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate NPR's Morning Edition wants you to share a couplet about teamwork. Justin Pumfrey/Getty Images/Caiaimage hide caption

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Write A Poem About Your Team, On Or Off The Court

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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

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Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden delivers remarks on national security at the National Academy of Sciences in October. Hayden is among a growing number of former intelligence officials who are now speaking out regularly in retirement. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Retirement, America's Spies Are Getting Downright Chatty

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