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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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Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year's coup in Thailand soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.
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Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.
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What's Inside The 28 Most Controversial Pages In Washington?

Robert Siegel talks with former Sen. Bob Kerrey about the call for the release of withheld pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into intelligence activities leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Al-Qaida Operative Says Saudi Royal Family Helped Fund Sept. 11 Attacks

Zacarias Moussaoui claims the Saudi Arabian royal family helped fund the Sept. 11 attacks. Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Gause, a professor of international studies at Texas A&M University.
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Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.
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Killing Jordanian Pilot May Backfire Against Islamic State Militants

After grabbing the world's attention by beheading journalists and aid workers, analysts say the execution of a Jordanian pilot could set many in the Arab world against the group.

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