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The Pulse: NSA Spying on Online Video Games?

This is Monday's edition of -- The Pulse.
This is Monday's edition of -- The Pulse.

Number five -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced today for kissing or grabbing women at campaign events or city hall. But thanks to a plea deal with prosecutors, the 71-year-old will not serve any time behind bars. He was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. Filner addressed the court before the sentencing and apologized to his family and to the women he "hurt and offended."

Number four -- Millions tuned in to see the critically-acclaimed documentary "Blackfish" when it aired on CNN in October. The film has fueled the controversial debate over keeping killer whales in captivity and the dangers they pose to trainers. Several musical groups have canceled performances at the Orlando park, including Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies, and the latest band Heart.

Number three -- An otherwise unapproved vaccine is now available for the first time at Princeton University. The University has reported eight cases of Meningitis-B since March and in response to the outbreak, the FDA gave Princeton special approval to distribute a vaccine to students. The vaccine is used in Europe and Australia, but it is not otherwise approved for use in the United States.

Number two -- A month after Typhoon Haiyan, nobody is sure exactly how many people are dead. The government of the Philippines released new numbers on Sunday and the official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan is now almost 6,000 people. Nearly 2,000 are still missing. The massive storm left behind catastrophic scenes of despair and destruction across the Philippines.

Number one -- Spies with the National Security Agency may have also infiltrated popular online video games, such as "World of Warcraft" and virtual world "Second Life," searching for terrorists. That according to documents released by NSA leaker Edward Snowden to British newspaper "The Guardian." The documents also state the NSA collected information on the Xbox live gaming network. So far, there is no comment from the NSA.


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