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If Cybersecurity Is An Arms Race, Then How Is The U.S. Doing?

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Ann Barron-DiCamillo of Strategic Cyber Ventures about what the U.S. government has learned in the year since a security clearance database was hacked.
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Federal Jury Finds Three Somali-Americans Guilty Of Consipiring To Join ISIS

A federal jury in Minneapolis has convicted three young Somali-Americans of planning to join ISIS and fighting for them overseas. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dina Temple-Raston about the case.
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3 In Minnesota Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Commit Murder Overseas

All of the men are Somali-Americans who are in their early 20s; they now face maximum sentences of life in prison.
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14 Years And One Memoir Later, A Gitmo Detainee Awaits His Fate

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, one of the best-known prisoners, may be close to release. The U.S. prison in Cuba is down to 80 prisoners, but it's unlikely President Obama will meet his promise to close it.
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Hillary Clinton Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In San Diego

Hillary Clinton delivered a foreign policy speech in San Diego Thursday, drawing a contrast with presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
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GOP Foreign Policy Hawks Pen Letter Opposing Trump's National Security Views

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Reuel Marc Gerecht, who signed the letter with other conservative foreign policy experts opposing Donald Trump's views on national security. Some conceded they would have to hold their noses and vote for Hillary Clinton. Gerecht is a senior fellow with the think tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
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Government Goes After Insurance Payout Of San Bernardino Shooter

Federal prosecutors say, under law, the more than a quarter-million-dollar proceeds from two life insurance policies should not benefit Syed Rizwan Farook's chosen beneficiaries. A court will decide.
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Former AG Holder Says Edward Snowden's Leak Was A 'Public Service'

Eric Holder, who was attorney general when the former NSA contractor leaked highly sensitive documents, said what Snowden did was illegal but that his leak brought up important conversations.
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U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns Hackers May Be Spying On Presidential Candidates

The Director of National Intelligence says the U.S. sees signs that hackers are spying on U.S. presidential candidates. NPR explores who is doing the spying and why.
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North Korea Linked To Cyber Attacks On Asian Banks

Cybersecurity researchers are linking a recent spate of attacks against Asian banks to North Korea. The digital security firm Symantec says the recent breaches in Asia have identical lines of malicious software deployed in the high profile attack against Sony Pictures in 2014. The FBI has tied North Korea to the Sony attack.

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