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Before The NSA, The DEA Used Phone Records To Track Drug Cartels

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with USA Today reporter Brad Heath about how the Drug Enforcement Administration collected the records of billions of American telephone calls.

New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging — But It's Not Over

Five years have gone by since President Obama signed the nuclear treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Long after negotiations reached their end, the deal's merits still provoke debate.

U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown After Apparent Suicide

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred during Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.


Kansas Man Arrested For Alleged ISIS-Inspired Bomb Plot

The FBI conducted a sting operation in which the alleged would-be bomber, 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr., was provided inert bomb-making materials.

Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

In a moment some have looked forward to for more than 50 years, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba met at the annual Summit of the Americas.

Army Reviewing Rape Charges Against U.S. Troops In Colombia

After some prominent scandals involving U.S. security officials in Colombia, new allegations of sex crimes are getting some traction there.

Biden Says ISIS 'No Longer On The Move' In Iraq

NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman offers this analysis of the vice president's speech Thursday on U.S. Iraq policy.

Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Take Only 'Several Days'

The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.

U.S. Service Member Killed In Shooting In Afghan City Of Jalalabad

Two other American troops were wounded when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, a Pentagon official said. The shooter was shot and killed.

An Edward Snowden Statue Was Replaced By A Hovering Snowden Image Last Night

After a bust of Snowden was installed in a Brooklyn park and then removed by authorities, some artists projected a photo of his face there last night, using ashes and light.