January 17th, 2014
01:44 PM ET

Japan soldier who didn't surrender dies

Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who refused to stop fighting World War II until the 1970s, has died in Tokyo at the age of 91.

During the war, Onoda was sent to the small island of Lubang in the western Philippines to spy on U.S. forces in the area.

He ended up remaining there, eking out a life in the jungle, until 1974, nearly three decades after Japan surrendered.

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January 17th, 2014
01:41 PM ET

Obama announces modest changes to NSA collection

Under pressure by last year's classified leaks of U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled new guidance for intelligence-gathering and reforms intended to balance what he called the nation's vital security needs with concerns over privacy and civil liberties.

In a speech at the Justice Department, Obama sought to defend the need for the government to gather intelligence while responding to protests raised at home and abroad over programs revealed in the leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Obama outlined a series of steps - some immediate and some requiring time to work out, possibly with Congress - that would change some aspects of NSA collection of phone records and other information but generally leave intact the core and function of existing programs.

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