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Islamist Militants Use Beheading Video To Push Its Agenda

A video released on Tuesday shows the killing of an American journalist by the Islamic State militant group. The group threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued its offensive in Iraq.
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MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.
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Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
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State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video

In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.
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Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist

The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
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Jihadi Recruiters Tailor Their Message To Online Trends

Steve Inskeep talks to a Haras Rafiq, a counter-extremism expert about how jihadi recruiters convince young men in Britain and the U.S. to go and fight for ISIS.
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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
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Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.
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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.
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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

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