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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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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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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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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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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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ISIS Brings Business Acumen To Violent Jihad

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.

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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.

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U.S. Moves To Lock Up ISIS's Abundant War Chest

Friday, June 20, 2014

President Obama plans to slow the momentum of an extremist group that has seized much of northern Iraq. The group has funds that will permit it to sponsor attacks that could be aimed at the West.

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Behind ISIS, A Masked Man Known More By Brutality Than By Name

Monday, June 16, 2014

The man who is leading the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in its offensive across Iraq is a mysterious figure. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but no one seems to agree on his real name or even what he looks like today. But he and ISIS have become a force that has taken key Iraqi cities and threatens to unleash a sectarian civil war.

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Using Social Media, Jihadi Groups Stay On Message

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bowe Bergdahl exchange video released by the Taliban is the latest propaganda coup for jihadis on social media. Social media benefits jihadi groups because it is all about immediacy, not accuracy. Social media is changing the nature of jihad for young fighters as well. Some jihadis boast thousands of Twitter followers and are broadcasting their jihad for all to see.

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Former Taliban Ministers Leave Guantanamo, Trailed By Questions

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A debate has arisen recently over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists to win his release, or was this the kind of commonplace prisoner swap that comes in the final months of a war? The five men released in exchange for Bergdahl's safe return weren't common fighters; they were members of the Taliban government. And the arrangements of their release could offer a template for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

Friday, April 25, 2014

Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the Web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."

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Neither Confirm Nor Deny

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 years and embodies the tension between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s need to keep secrets.  


 

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Yemeni Officials Claim To Have Foiled Al-Qaida Terror Plot

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Days after the U.S. announced it would close its diplomatic missions across the Middle East and Africa, Yemeni security officials said that they had foiled a plot by al-Qaeda to attack fuel pipelines and two of the nation's ports. It is unclear if this plot is the same as the one that was alluded to in al-Qaeda communications U.S. intelligence officials intercepted earlier this month.

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