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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.
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In Intense Desert Training, Marine Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in ground combat units. Injuries in earlier training kept a dozen women from getting that far.
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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and El Salvador.
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Most Americans' Behavior Unchanged After Snowden Revelations, Study Finds

A Pew Research Center study finds that while most are aware of government surveillance programs after Edward Snowden's revelations, many have not changed their behavior to protect their privacy.
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An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

A law professor and expert on national security law sheds some light on the lawsuit by Wikipedia's parent company against the National Security Agency.
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Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.
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CIA Chief Says Governing Is Too Big A Job For ISIS

Director John Brennan sees discord within the group, despite its great success at attracting new fighters.
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As Clinton Defends Email Policy, Department IG Finds Flaws

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account is raising eyebrows, while a new report says just a tiny fraction of a percent of all emails are being preserved.
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Taking U.S. Politics Beyond 'The Water's Edge'

For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.
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Report: Recent Guantanamo Releases Less Likely To Reengage In Terrorism

The data show former detainees a bit more likely to join insurgents than they were six months earlier. But the most recently-released are less likely to do so.

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