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Questions Persist About Deadly U.S. Consulate Attack

Two weeks after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, there remain many competing accounts of how it began. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Should security should have been better, and what role did al-Qaida play, if any?
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Army Seeks To Curb Rising Tide Of Suicides

Nearly all soldiers in the Army will stop what they are doing Thursday to take part in suicide-prevention training. The Army "stand down" is aimed at slowing an alarming increase in suicide rates — on average, one soldier dies of suicide every day.
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Army Designs New Body Armor For Female Soldiers

Melissa Block speaks with Lynne Hennessey, a designer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, about new body armor that has been developed to accommodate female soldiers.
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National Security Experts Go Rogue For 'Drone Smackdown'

Law and national security experts got together last weekend for a dogfight they call the Drone Smackdown. The contest, though tongue in cheek, still raised lots of questions about the proliferation of drones, the rules of combat and federal efforts to regulate them.
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Sorry Ma'am: BBC Apologizes To Queen Over Terrorism Disclosure

The BBC has issued an apology for revealing details of a private conversation one of its reporters had with Queen Elizabeth II in which she expressed concern over why it was so difficult to arrest Abu Hamza al-Masri. The British radical Muslim cleric just lost his fight against extradition to the U.S., where he faces terrorism charges.

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