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Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA. But they insisted no federal agency had tried to place the interpreter on the defense team to gather intelligence. Defense lawyers cried foul and asked that all further proceedings be suspended until the issue is resolved.
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Family Confirms Death Of American Hostage Held By ISIS Militants

The family of Kayla Mueller released a statement on Tuesday confirming her death while being held hostage by ISIS militants. Mueller's death raises questions about whether U.S. policies made it more difficult to save her.
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New Government Agency Designed To Tackle Cyber Threats More Effectively

The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.
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White House Seeking Support Of Congress In Fight Against ISIS

Current military action against ISIS relies on a Bush-era vote by Congress authorizing force against al-Qaeda. The Obama administration is drafting language for a new authorization specific to ISIS.
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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates To B-U-S-H

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force " ... just like President Bush."
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Gitmo Trial For Sept. 11 Suspects Resumes — Then Abruptly Halted

The trial of five men accused in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resumed on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and then was abruptly halted. Defendants in the case protested that one of the court interpreters at the hearing had been present years before at secret sites where the men had been held and, they claim, tortured. The judge ordered a recess to look into the matter.
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Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

We've entered the age of Internet-connected cars, and the Massachusetts lawmaker says they're vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.
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Meet Mafiaboy, The 'Bratty Kid' Who Took Down The Internet

When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.
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UAE To Resume Anti-ISIS Airstrikes 'In Solidarity With Jordan'

The United Arab Emirates had suspended sorties against the self-declared Islamic State over concerns that its pilots wouldn't be rescued if shot down.
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Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.

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