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Dina Temple-Raston

Dina Temple-Raston appears in the following:

Prominent Muslim Sheik Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah is considered one of the most influential Muslims in the world. As a respected scholar, he has issued edicts to explain why groups such as the Islamic State have it wrong.

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U.S. Airstrikes Also Targeted Al-Qaida Offshoot

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

One terrorist group targeted inside Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group. It was created by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to take advantage of the crisis in Syria.

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Khorasan Group Composed Of Al-Qaida Veterans

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One of the targets in overnight airstrikes in Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan group.

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Al-Qaida's Khorasan Group Led By Hard-Core Fighters

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes in Syria last night, has been on the U.S. radar for a while. Intelligence officials say they have tracked its individual members for years.

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For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority

Friday, August 29, 2014

Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.

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Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria. Is He A Threat To The U.S.?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.

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U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.

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Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.

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American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.

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Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action.

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Militants Behead American Journalist, Leveling New Threats At U.S.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The group known as the Islamic State has fired its first violent salvo against the U.S. The group declared that the beheading is a retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

Friday, August 01, 2014

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Friday, August 01, 2014

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Obama: U.S. Confident That Missile Came From Rebel-Held Region

Friday, July 18, 2014

The U.S. says that evidence suggests the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports what is now known about the crash.

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Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In combating militants, one weapon is cutting off the groups' funding from charities or outside donors. But the "Islamic State" gets its money from other means and may be immune to U.S. techniques.

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For Militants, Founding Of Caliphate Is Win In Rhetoric, Not Reality

Thursday, July 03, 2014

On the first night of Ramadan, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced it would change its name to, simply, the Islamic State, declaring that the land it had captured in Syria and Iraq constituted a new caliphate. The group's leader is trying to use this new narrative to wrest control of the global jihad from al-Qaida.

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Militant Group In Iraq Proves It's Learned From Al Qaida's Mistakes

Thursday, July 03, 2014

This week ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and says its territory is now a caliphate. The move is just one of the things that distinguishes the group from its predecessor, al Qaida in Iraq.

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Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.

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Insurgents Draw Westerners To Battle In Iraq And Syria

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thousands of foreign fighters are joining the fighting in Iraq and Syria. According to U.S. intelligence officials, the flow of foreign fighters includes a hefty contingent from the West. Why are so many Westerners are going, and will they bring the violence they learned abroad back home?

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