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WNYC News

New York Man Who Plotted to Join Terror Group Gets 25 Years

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

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WNYC News

Four Men Plead Not Guilty in ISIS Plot

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The fundraising was "tantamount to providing money to slaughter innocent victims," Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Solomon told the judge.

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Fourth Man Charged in NYC Over ISIS Recruitment Plot

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Dilkhayot Kasimov was named with three other previously charged defendants in a revised indictment unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

​On Tuesday, members of the Islamic State released a new video featuring two Japanese hostages. 

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WNYC News

French Police Corner Shooting Suspects, who Take Hostage

Friday, January 09, 2015

Security forces streamed into a small industrial town near France's Charles de Gaulle airport. Schools in the area are on lockdown and residents are being asked to stay inside.

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The Takeaway

French Terrorists Armed and Trained In Syria

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Muslims account for ten percent of France's population but politicians refuse to have a debate about Islam's role. Will that change after Wednesday's attack? 

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WNYC News

House Renews Terror Insurance Program

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is a backstop for private insurers to provide coverage against attacks.

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Pakistani Americans Hold Candlelight Vigil in Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Members of the Pakistani-American community and local leaders hold a vigil to mourn the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

What Went Wrong in the Failed Hostage Rescue

Monday, December 08, 2014

This weekend, the U.S. military attempted to save photojournalist Luke Somers from an Al Qaeda terrorist group. The attempt failed, resulting in the death of Somers and eight others.

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The Takeaway

Family Members of Islamic State Leader Detained

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

It is believed that the wife and child of one of the most dangerous men in the world—Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi—have been detained at the Lebanese border.

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The Takeaway

The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: American Hostages Released from North Korea, A 30-Year Cover Up, and A Reporter at Risk

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Takeaway explores the release of two Americans from North Korea, we look back at the killing of four churchwomen in El Salvador, and James Risen weighs in on the War on Terror.

The Takeaway

What's The Best Way to Combat Terrorism?

Monday, September 29, 2014

As the U.S. fights ISIS in Syria, it seems likely that we're helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the process. Is there a better way to combat terrorism?

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The Takeaway

World Acts Together to Face Down ISIS

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The United Nations Security Council voted Wednesday to require countries to block the movements of would-be terrorists within their borders. But how will this measure be implemented?

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The Takeaway

Obama Fights Back Against Foreign Fighters

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today, President Obama will preside over a special session of the U.N. Security Council, and he'll be advocating for an international no-fly list.

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WNYC News

Former al-Qaida Spokesman Gets Life in Prison

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kuwaiti imam Sulaiman Abu Ghaith became the voice of al-Qaida recruitment videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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The Takeaway

Police Seize Billions in Cash Without Warrants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of drivers have had cash taken by police even though they weren't charged with a crime. According to a new report, police across the country have taken $2.5 billion since 2001.

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The Takeaway

The World's Richest Jihadi Group

Monday, June 23, 2014

Business is booming as the Sunni militants of ISIS loot banks, traffic weapons, and most recently, capture an oil refinery. How did the group get such deep pockets? And will they keep getting deeper? 

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The Takeaway

Connecting the Dots: Iraq, Syria and ISIS

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. is watching from afar as threats continue to destabilize much of the Middle East. As the border between Iraq and Syria becomes evermore porous, and armed militants take control of northwest Iraq, The Takeaway examines the Syrian conflict's influence in Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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Iraq War Vets Reflect as the Nation Unravels

Friday, June 20, 2014

Diplomats, policy experts, and advisors have all weighed in on the unraveling of Iraq, but if there's anyone who has most acutely felt the anguish of the collapse of democracy in Iraq this week, it's the men and women who were on the front lines of the Iraq War.

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