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ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified

Friday, February 27, 2015

The masked man who appeared to behead hostages in videos for the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been revealed. Known in the media as "Jihadi John," his real name is Mohammed Emwazi.

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Why A Young Minneapolis Man Wanted To Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There has been a development in a story we heard on the program last week. An 18-year-old Minnesota man named Abdullahi Yusuf is at the center of an experiment in deradicalization in this country. He entered a guilty plea today which clears the way for him to take next steps in his counseling program.

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FBI Charges Three Men With Conspiring To Support ISIS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

According to the criminal complaint, two of the Brooklyn men planned to travel to Syria to join the group. A third man allegedly helped finance their trip.

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A Model For De-Radicalization In Minneapolis

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The case of Abdullahi Yusuf could become a model for de-radicalizing people. A judge has allowed Yusuf to await trial in a halfway house, where he will participate in a counseling program.

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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

U.S. officials say young Somali-Americans are leaving the Twin Cities for Syria to join the militant group ISIS, encouraged by an earlier wave of jihadists who had joined al-Shabab in Somalia.

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Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.

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Court Order May Signal New Approach To Preventing Radicalization

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A judge sent a Somali-American man accused of planning to fight in Syria to a halfway house. The decision not to hold him in jail is a first involving someone accused of traveling to join ISIS.

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Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.

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French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Gunmen Are Textbook Case Of Radicalization

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The 2 brothers responsible for the attack on a Paris weekly went from scofflaws to violent jihadists. We trace the younger brother's history. He is thought to be the driving force behind the attack.

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Every Day Brings New Twists In Paris Attack Investigation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Investigators are learning more about the men behind the recent attacks in Paris. They are still looking to see if there are connections to major terrorist groups overseas.

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Investigators Focus On 4 Suspects In Paris Terrorist Attacks

Monday, January 12, 2015

U.S. officials are looking into, among other things, the veracity of the gunmen's claims that the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida were behind the attacks.

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French Woman Believed To Be Gunmen's Associate Is Still At Large

Friday, January 09, 2015

French officials are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene, who they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday and possibly a later hostage-taking.

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What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

Friday, January 09, 2015

For the latest on Friday's tense situation in Paris, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston offers information she has learned from U.S. officials who are following the standoffs.

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Authorities Search For 2 Suspects In Paris Attack

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Police have a man in custody after he surrendered to authorities. He was wanted in relation to Wednesday's attack on the Paris offices of a satirical weekly. The two central suspects remain at large.

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FBI Offers New Evidence Connecting North Korea To Sony Hack

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

FBI Director James Comey offered new evidence that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack against Sony. Some technology experts had been skeptical of the proof the FBI had offered before.

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Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.

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When Americans Head To Syria, How Much Of A Threat Do They Pose?

Friday, December 12, 2014

In recent cases, teenage Americans were caught en route to Syria. They seem to be more naive than actual threats. U.S. law enforcement is trying to decide how to deal with them.

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Hong Kong Demonstrators Hope End Of Protests Not An End To The Fight

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Police in Hong Kong cleared away the final pro-democracy protest campsite in the city on Thursday, ending the 75-day "occupation" of the some of the city's busiest streets.

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Denver Emerges As Model For Countering ISIS Recruiting Tactics

Thursday, December 11, 2014

After three high school girls from Denver nearly made it to Syria to join the terrorist group ISIS, the city emerged as a model for how to counter ISIS recruiting tactics.

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