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Morning Edition

National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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All Things Considered

Somali-Americans Arrested In Islamic State Recruiting Plot

Monday, April 20, 2015

The FBI arrested six young Somali-Americans Sunday, two in San Diego and four in Minneapolis. The government says they were conspiring to travel to Syria and join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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FBI Arrests 6 People In 2 States In Terrorism Investigation

Monday, April 20, 2015

The men, originally from the Twin Cities area, are charged with giving support to ISIS, the group that calls itself the Islamic State, with plans to travel to Syria to fight for the group.

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2 Decades Later, 168 Victims Of Oklahoma City Attack Are Remembered

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke at a ceremony remembering the April 19, 1995 bombing — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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All Things Considered

Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status.

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All Things Considered

Syrian Government Believed To Be Behind Chlorine Gas Attack

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with chemical weapons expert Amy Smithson about the use of chlorine gas as a weapon in Syria. She says it is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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All Things Considered

Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

Friday, April 17, 2015

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone too far?

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TED Radio Hour

What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.

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Morning Edition

Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

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All Things Considered

Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.

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All Things Considered

Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.

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All Things Considered

President Obama To Remove Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

President Obama intends to take Cuba off of the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and now Congress has a month and a half to decide if it wants to stop the process.

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All Things Considered

Sen. Corker Says Congress Didn't Yield On Compromise Iran Bill

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker about the compromise language for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday night.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the DEA and Secret Service. Members of a House panel say they've lost confidence in DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart.

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Morning Edition

A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an all but empty office. The Justice Department eventually determined the FBI had retaliated against him.

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All Things Considered

Ex-Blackwater Guards Sentenced For 2007 Shooting In Iraq

Monday, April 13, 2015

Four men who worked for the private military security firm formerly known as Blackwater were handed decades-long sentences Monday in connection with a shooting in Baghdad that left 17 civilians dead.

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All Things Considered

Before The NSA, The DEA Used Phone Records To Track Drug Cartels

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with USA Today reporter Brad Heath about how the Drug Enforcement Administration collected the records of billions of American telephone calls.

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All Things Considered

New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging — But It's Not Over

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Five years have gone by since President Obama signed the nuclear treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Long after negotiations reached their end, the deal's merits still provoke debate.

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