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Thwarting Attack: Intelligence, Security And Securing U.S. Posts

The Obama administration’s decision to close nearly two dozen embassies comes from an "abundance of caution" in light of new threats intercepted by intelligence agencies, according to State Department officials. But analysts say those intercepted threats may not be the best way to predict or prevent attacks. We explore the practical and security implications of protecting U.S. properties nearly a year after the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.


New Head For Jesus Statue Is, Uh, Turning Heads In Canada

Last year, baby Jesus' head went missing from a statue at a church in northern Ontario. A local artist volunteered to help and sculpted a terra cotta substitute that has caused some consternation.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

Bridgegate Trial: Aide Says Christie Knew Of Traffic-Snarling Plan Well In Advance

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about a road study that would create a traffic nightmare — and used the advance notice to ask about his office's relationship with the local mayor, and aide says.

What's Up With The Internet Today? Websites Lag, Don't Load For Many In U.S.

A hacking attack against a major Internet infrastructure company, Dyn, has prompted intermittent disruptions across numerous sites, including Twitter and Spotify.

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