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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
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U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

The two nations hope to push self-declared Islamic State fighters out of a swath of Syrian territory. Turkey also called an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday on ISIS threats within its borders.
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Clinton To Testify Again Before Benghazi Committee

The former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate says she will appear to discuss the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.
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Pentagon Asks 'Armed Citizens' Not To Stand Guard At Recruiting Centers

The Department of Defense said it appreciates the "outpouring of support" but that the practice "could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks."
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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it's hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.
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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Obama administration sources tell NPR they won't try to stop the release of Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel and is eligible for parole in the fall.
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Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

As Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visits the region, Saudi Arabia seems to have changed its mind about the nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and other world powers.
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Turkey Opens Airspace For U.S. Operations Against Islamic State

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, about Turkey allowing U.S. airstrikes against extremists in Syria and Iraq.
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Vietnam War Study Raises Concerns About Veterans' Mental Health

A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.
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Obama Greeted Warmly On First Presidential Trip To Kenya

The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.

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