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U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995

Thursday, April 23, 2015

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive the bombing.

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White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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The Takeaway

Oklahoma City: 20 Years of Healing Continues

Friday, April 17, 2015

This weekend, the nation will pause to remember a dark moment in American history: The Oklahoma City Bombing, which took place 20 years ago this Sunday.

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On The Front Lines of The War Against Boko Haram

Friday, April 17, 2015

VICE News' Kaj Larsen, the only journalist on the front lines of the fight against Boko Haram, discusses Nigeria's campaign against the group with an inside look at fight on the ground.

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The Takeaway

As World Watches, Obama and Castro Cross Paths

Friday, April 10, 2015

The White House says there are no plans for a one-on-one meeting between Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama, but the two leaders are both attending a summit in Panama.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Propaganda, Now Available in English

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has launched a series of English-language broadcasts on the al-Bayan radio network. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside Yemen's War Zone

Monday, April 06, 2015

Yemen is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict. Frontline journalist Safa Al Ahmad discusses a new report on the country.

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The Takeaway

Kenyan Military Strikes Al-Shabab

Monday, April 06, 2015

In Somalia, the Kenyan military has begun bombing positions held by the militant group Al-Shabab. The campaign comes days after the terrorist group attacked Kenya's Garissa University.

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Palestinian Refugee Camp Attacked by ISIS

Monday, April 06, 2015

About 2,000 people managed to flee the Yarmouk refugee camp over the weekend, but Palestinian officials report that as many as 18,000 civilians remain trapped.

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Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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The Takeaway

Yemen: A Mess Gets Messier

Friday, March 27, 2015

With U.S. forces absent from Yemen, one of the world's leading Yemen experts says it will weaken the local fight against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Instability in Yemen Creates Conditions Ripe for Extremism

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The New York Times' Eric Schmitt discusses the United States' struggle to combat what has become a hotbed of disparate terrorist cells in Yemen.

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The Takeaway

CIA Torture Report Makes Waves at Gitmo

Monday, March 09, 2015

At the Guantánamo Bay detention center, stall tactics and dysfunction escalate in the wake of the Senate Committee’s report on the CIA's use of torture.

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Boko Haram & ISIS Spark Fears of Transnational Terrorist Network

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Nigerian terrorist group, now allied with ISIS, has roughly 6,000 members and controls about 8,000 square miles of territory in northeastern Nigeria.

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The Takeaway

Jihadi John Unmasked

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Jihadi John"—the British executioner who has appeared in videos distributed by ISIS—has been unmasked and identified as Mohammed Emwazi.

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U.S. and Iraqi Forces Plan to Seize City from ISIS

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Iraq's second largest city is under control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. What would an operation to re-take the city look like? Could it make life in Mosul even worse?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding ISIS, To Learn How to Defeat It

Monday, February 23, 2015

Graeme Wood, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, discusses the motivations and strategic goals of ISIS.

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