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A law expanding the government's ability to spy on Americans without court-approved warrants may expire Saturday, because House Democrats are unhappy about a provision granting immunity to telephone companies that cooperated with the government in the surveillance. We speak with Wall Street Journal correspondent Siobhan Gorman.

Future of U.S. Troops in Iraq

President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Malaki are forging a long term defense pact that would oblige U.S. troops to protect Iraq for years to come. The president says he can approve the deal without congressional approval, but legal experts say this kind of deal has never been approved without Senate ratification. Boston Globe reporter, Charlie Savage, joins us with more. We also speak with retired Marine captain and former assistant secretary of defense, Bing West, who's just back from Iraq. West says the surge is working and U.S. troops are doing great things in Iraq but the political situation there is still chaotic.

Valentine's Day

Today we look at romance and love and online dating. We speak Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and a leading researcher on the science of love. hired Dr. Fisher to develop an algorithm of love.

Dating Coach

A psychotherapist from Florida tried her hand at online dating — was scared off — then tried it again, met her partner, and became an online dating coach. We speak to Kathryn Lord.

Valentine's Day Films

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr gives us suggestions for films to watch with that someone special.

This program aired on February 14, 2008.

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