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A lot of questions coming in over the past 24 hours about two big stories in the news right now. First, a lot of you had questions about that stunning report out late Wednesday night from The Guardian that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone records for millions of Americans under a top secret court order.

Irene Miscia Martin wrote in on Facebook: Are they profiling for terroristic activity for the safety of our citizens or being nose-y?

Samuel Aleman tweeted: Why is this a surprise? Ok we live in a free country with rule of law, but the fact is that 9/11 changed our reality

I also received a lot of questions about President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that he will appoint U.N. ambassador Susan Rice as his new national security advisor—an appointment that does not require a senate confirmation.

Karen Mccaffrey tweeted: Why did he pick her?

Colin King asked: What are her real credentials?

And Todd Hamlin wrote in one Facebook: Graham and McCain are going to flip out on this.

Thanks for the great questions everyone, and please be sure to keep them coming on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll have a lot more on these stories and all the week’s top headlines this Sunday on “This Week.”

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