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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.
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Homeland Security Chief: Threat To U.S. Malls 'A New Phase' For Terrorists

Jeh Johnson, speaking on CNN's State of the Union, said he is taking seriously a video put out by the Somali-based al-Shabab group calling on followers to attack Western shopping malls.
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Ash Carter Says U.S. Is Considering A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.
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Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.
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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.
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Violent Extremism About Methods More Than Ideas

Audie Cornish speaks with counterterrorism expert Peter Neumann, who attended the White House extremism summit, on the paths to radicalization in Europe.
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State Department Doubles Down On Anti-ISIS Messaging

Efforts to combat ISIS propaganda have been unified under a newly expanded State Department office.
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White House Worries Extremists Are Winning The Propaganda War

The Obama administration's effort to counter violent extremism includes trying to find a way to fight the messages of sectarian strife coming from groups like the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.
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A Model For De-Radicalization In Minneapolis

The case of Abdullahi Yusuf could become a model for de-radicalizing people. A judge has allowed Yusuf to await trial in a halfway house, where he will participate in a counseling program.

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