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After Paris Attacks, Encrypted Communication Is Back In Spotlight

Security officials say the Paris attacks are an example why law enforcement needs to access encrypted data. Privacy advocates and the tech industry say such "back doors" are not the best solution.
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Obama Vows To 'Intensify' U.S. Action Against ISIS

President Obama vowed to "intensify" U.S. action against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but he brushed aside calls to send in U.S. ground troops.
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The Real Debate: 2 Very Different World Views On Terrorism

American politics are more divided than at any time in modern history — and that rift is as wide as it gets when it comes to foreign policy, something made very clear after the Paris attacks.
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Security Expert: Current Counterterrorism Policy Won't Work Against ISIS

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Audrey Kurth Cronin, director of the international security program at George Mason University, about her article in Foreign Affairs in which she explains why counterterrorism won't stop the latest jihadist threat.
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Authorities Conduct Widespread Investigation Into Paris Terror Attacks

France's president said the attacks in Paris were planned in Syria, organized in Belgium and carried out in France. Authorities are carrying out a wide-reaching investigation to figure out who was responsible, how they brought it about and whether similar plots are still in the works.
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Several U.S. Governors Come Out Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

More than half a dozen governors have come out against Syrian refugees being resettled in their states. The backlash follows terrorist attacks in Paris and heightened security concerns in the U.S. At least one of the identified terrorists had ties to Syria.
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Georgetown University To Rename Buildings Named After Slaveowners

Georgetown University is renaming two campus buildings in a bow to student concerns. The buildings are named for past Georgetown presidents who organized the sale of slaves to help pay off campus debt in the 1830s.

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Obama Defends Current U.S. Strategy Against ISIS At G-20 Summit

In the wake of the Paris attacks, President Obama defended his strategy to combat ISIS against criticism that the effort isn't working and he underestimated the threat posed by that group. Speaking at a gathering of world leaders in Turkey, Obama said the strategy to defeat ISIS will work over time and a massive deployment of U.S. troops is not the answer.
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Supreme Court Won't Take Up Case Over Planned Parenthood Documents

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia voted to hear the case over whether documents from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England should be turned over to an anti-abortion group.
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After Paris, Governors Say They Will Oppose Efforts To Resettle Refugees

Despite the growing list of governors stating they will no longer resettle people from Syria, it's not clear whether states have the legal authority to keep the refugees out.

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