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A.M. Links: Snowden Says NSA Ruling "the First of Many" Victories, Japan Approves Plan For Increased Defense Spending, Support For Obamacare Falling

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  • NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that yesterday's ruling that the NSA's metadata collection program is likely unconstitutional is "the first of many" victories.
  • Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is moving to New Hampshire, where he may seek the Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in 2014.
  • Opposition to Obamacare has dropped. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 49 percent of Americans now oppose the law, down from 57 percent last month. 
  • Researchers claim that there is evidence Neanderthals may have practiced intentional burials.
  • North Koreans are marking the second anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death.
  • It is unlikely that the Yemeni parliament's vote banning drone strikes will change U.S. policy. Shocker.
  • Japan has approved a plan for increased defense spending.

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