According to several reports, the agency will also be collecting personal information from sites like Facebook and Twitter.
It says the effort is to catch people trying to beat the system, but some say it goes too far.
Attorney Kristen Mathews warns to be careful with what you say on social media platforms.
She has concerns the government is pushing the limits of what has historically been considered private.Read The Full Story
Rep. Jim Cooper said Monday he favors recognition of gay marriage although he recognizes some churches might not want to do the same.
But Cooper, D-Nashville, said in a statement his view does not represent a change in position.
"My wife, Martha, and I have been married for 28 years and we think that other people who are willing to enter into a committed, life-long relationship should be able to do so,” the congressman said.
“Marriage is good. To prevent others who are serious about becoming a legally recognized couple seems like discrimination. Of course, churches have always had the right to refuse to perform or recognize religious marriages under their own rules. They will continue to have that right even if DOMA is overturned or Prop 8 is upheld, because churches make the rules on religious marriages."
DOMA refers to the Defense of Marriage Act passed by Congress in 1996, and Proposition 8 is a California law, approved by voters in that state, which banned same-sex marriages. The U.S. Supreme Court last week heard arguments on the constitutionality of both.
A report in The Hill, a Washington publication that focuses on Congress, implied that Cooper was changing his position. But Cooper’s office said he has made several past statements in support of same-sex marriage, including this one in May 2012:
"Churches remain free to decide their own policies on marriage, but government should not discriminate against any of its citizens. I support civil unions and civil marriage."
North Korea advised the Russian and British embassies in Pyongyang today evacuate their staff, saying their safety could be at risk "in the event of conflict from April 10."
Sandra Mize, 63, woke up in the wee hours of Wednesday morning to the noise of someone smashing in the back door of her Spokane, Wash., home. She grabbed her .22-caliber handgun and dashed toward the intruder, firing a shot in the man's direction and then detaining him as she called police. Read The Full Story