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Insurgents Strike Bagram Air Base

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One American contractor, nine service members and 10 others are dead following an attack on the Bagram Air Base 30 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Kabul Car Bomb Kills More than a Dozen

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The car bomb targeted a military convoy today. Six NATO service members are among those dead.

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DHS to Cut NYC Counterterrorism Funds

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has said Homeland Security money for mass transit will be slashed by $42 million, or 27 percent, while port security funds have been cut by $11.2 million, or 25 percent.

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Holder Says Pakistani Taliban Behind Bomb

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Faisal Shahzad is the only suspect for for the failed bomb attempt.

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Alleged Pakistani Taliban Involvement in Times Square Almost-Bombing

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Pakistani Taliban are sending conflicting messages regarding their involvement with Times Square terror suspect Faisal Shahzad. A Taliban spokesman on Thursday denied the group's involvement with Shahzad, but said the Pakistani Taliban will expand their focus to include western targets, including the U.S.

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NYPD Spokesman on the Arrest of the Alleged Times Square Would-Be Bomber

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Federal authorities arrested a suspect allegedly responsible for a car bomb that was left to detonate in New York's Times Square on Saturday. The 30-year-old man, Faisal Shahzad was apprehended while trying to board an airplane to Dubai. NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne explains the arrest.

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Authorities Arrest Man for Times Sq. Car Bomb

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Federal agents and police have arrested a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan for driving a failed car bomb into Times Square.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, May 03, 2010

David Sanger, of The NYT, talks about security in New York and the UN's nonproliferation summit.

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NYPD Releases Bomb Surveillance Tape

Monday, May 03, 2010

Police have spoken to the registered owner of the vehicle used as a homemade car bomb in the heart of Times Square, and say they have ruled him out as a suspect in the case.

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NYPD Investigates Failed Times Square Car Bomb

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Two vendors alerted police Saturday of smoke coming from the back of a dark-colored Nissan Pathfinder.

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Britain's Ambassador to Yemen Survives Attack

Monday, April 26, 2010

Britain's ambassador to Yemen has survived what's believed to be a suicide attack in the capitol of Sanaa today.

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Trial of 9-11 Plotter May Still Be In NYC

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder says New York City is still "not off the table" as a place to try alleged 9-11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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Baghdad Blasts Kill At Least 49 People

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

At least 49 people have died today in Iraq, following seven explosions across Baghdad. More than 160 were wounded.

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Militants Attack US Embassy in Peshawar

Monday, April 05, 2010

Gunfire, grenades and four car bombs have gone off near the U.S. embassy in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan today. The Associated Press reports that three people have been killed in the attack. No American causalities have been reported.

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Overnight Car Bomb Blast in Dagestan, Russia

Thursday, April 01, 2010

At least two people were killed in the blast.

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Twin Bomb Blasts Kill 12 People in Russia

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The attack happened in Dagestan province, near the Chechnya border.

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Russia Mourns 39 Dead, Ramps Up Security

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PM Vladimir Putin says the law will catch those responsible.

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Takeouts: Chicago Court Grapples With Classified Information in Mumbai Terror Case, Listeners Respond

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

  • TAKEOUT: Chicago Public Radio's Rob Wildeboer reports on the difficulty that a Chicago federal court is having as it determines how to prosecute Tahawwur Rana, who was accused of involvement in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. Prosecutors have a considerable amount of information that they say will help tie Rana to the crime - but the evidence is classified.
  • LISTENER TAKEOUT:  Yesterday, we asked whether the American education system could take a lesson or two from highly performing schools overseas. Listeners from around the country called in and posted on the web with your takes on that question. While all of the advice is good, some of our listener's innovations will surprise you.

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Twin Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens in Moscow

Monday, March 29, 2010

At least 38 commuters died this morning in Moscow after two female suicide bombers attacked the city's busy Metro system.

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Questions Surround Increased US-Pakistan Cooperation

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Senior Pakistani officials, led by Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, are in Washington today for talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But there are some questions around who is really running the show.

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