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U.S. Releases Procedures For Approving Strikes Against Terror Suspects

The document provides a window into the decision-making process for authorizing drone strikes and other forms of lethal force.
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Piecing Together The Complex Structure Of ISIS

The Islamic State's attacks in Paris last year brought attention to the group's terrorism network abroad. The New York Times' Rukmini Callimachi talks to Ailsa about the structure of ISIS.
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Obama Administration Looks To Ramp Up Syrian Strategy

Dennis Ross, a former Obama administration adviser on the Middle East, says it's time for the U.S. to bomb the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. He explains his argument for NPR's Scott Simon.
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Chicago Police Video Tied To Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man Raises Questions

A new video shows the moments before a fatal Chicago police shooting of an unarmed teenager suspected of car theft. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Carol Marin tells NPR's Scott Simon about the fallout.
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Former George W. Bush Advisor Among Foreign Policy Experts Who Say Never Trump

Kori Schake, a foreign policy adviser to President George W. Bush, is one of the Republicans who's declared support for Hillary Clinton. Scott Simon talks with her about her choice.
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Obama Renews Promise To Defeat ISIS, Scoffs At Claims Of Election Rigging

President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. He talked about the presidential campaign, a recently discovered cash payment to Iran, and efforts to defeat ISIS.
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'Their Military Defeat Will Not Be Enough': Obama Discusses Efforts To Counter ISIS

Two years ago, "to many observers, ISIL looked invincible," Obama said at the Pentagon on Thursday. But now: "ISIL turns out not to be invincible, they're in fact inevitably going to be defeated."
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President Obama: The Election Will Not Be 'Rigged'

Donald Trump, who has begun to slip in the polls, has charged that the outcome of November's election will be "rigged." President Obama blasted that as "ridiculous" in a wide-ranging news conference.
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Ukraine's Ambassador Struggles To Stay Silent About Donald Trump

Usually foreign diplomats try to stay out of U.S. politics. But for Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S., this is a hard time to stay silent. He's worried about what Donald Trump is saying about Ukraine and Russia on the campaign trail.
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Despite Email Debacle, Prominent Cybersecurity Leaders Favor Clinton

They are political endorsements you might not expect.

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