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  2. University of Maryland, College Park - Wikipedia

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    On March 6, 1856, the forerunner of today's University of Maryland was chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College. Two years later, Charles Benedict Calvert (1808–1864), a future U.S. Representative (Congressman) from the sixth congressional district of Maryland, 1861–1863, during the American Civil War and descendant of the first Lord Baltimores, colonial proprietors of the Province ...

  3. Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present) - Wikipedia

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    Background. Barton Gellman, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who led The Washington Post ' s coverage of Snowden's disclosures, summarized the leaks as follows: . Taken together, the revelations have brought to light a global surveillance system that cast off many of its historical restraints after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.