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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.
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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.
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Hard-To-Change Mistakes Led To Successful 'No-Fly List' Case

This week, a federal judge ruled that the government's no-fly list process is unconstitutional. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Abe Mashal, one of the 13 plaintiffs in the case.
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Benghazi Suspect Arrives On American Soil To Face Charges

Ahmed Abu Khattala is the first person facing charges over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya. NPR's Arun Rath talks with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about his first day in court.
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Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

Khattala made a brief appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He is facing charges in connection to the attacks that left four Americans dead.
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In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says

"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.
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Obama Asks For $500 Million To Train, Equip Syrian Rebels

The appeal is part of a larger $65.8 billion request sent to Congress to fund overseas operations. A White House statement says "moderate" rebels would be vetted before being funded.
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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.

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