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Dina Temple-Raston

Dina Temple-Raston appears in the following:

In An Era Of Robots, Why Do Window Washers Still Climb Skyscrapers?

Friday, November 14, 2014

After two window washers had a harrowing experience at the new World Trade Center, Stephen Nessen, from member station WNYC, looks at why window washing is still almost always done by human hands.

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Have ISIS And Al-Qaida Stopped Fighting, Started Cooperating?

Friday, November 14, 2014

For more than a year, the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida have viewed each other as rivals. Now, reports out of Syria suggest the two may have worked out a truce.

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FBI Relies On Local Communities To Identify Foreign Fighters

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The director of the FBI, James Comey, told an audience in New York this week that there is no pattern to identify the people who are traveling to Syria to fight — so the FBI is counting on local communities to tip them off to foreign fighters. The program is part of the Obama administration's effort to Combat Violent Extremism. Muslim communities are wary.

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How Much Does It Cost To Run A Caliphate?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The self-proclaimed Islamic State is known as the world's richest terrorist organization, but the group is having to pay for services to the areas they are controlling in Syria and Iraq. U.S. analysts and officials say the financial burden of the group's territorial ambitions could ultimately lead to ISIS' demise.

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Britain Debates Revoking Passports Of Fighters Returning From Syria, Iraq

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The U.S. has tried to block potential Islamic State volunteers before they leave the country, arresting them for intending to help terrorists. The British have suggested taking another route.

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Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

Friday, October 03, 2014

Some critics say the al-Qaida unit known as the Khorasan Group was bluffed up as an excuse for U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Intelligence officials and analysts say the group exists and is dangerous.

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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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