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China Says U.S. Allegations That It Was Behind Cyberattack Are 'Irresponsible'

On Thursday, the U.S. revealed that the records of 4 million federal employees may have been compromised. China says these attacks are hard to track, so the U.S. should not jump to conclusions.
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White House Invites Millennials To Thwart ISIS' Recruitment Efforts

"Peer 2 Peer: Challenging Extremism" is a university-based program focused on getting college kids to come up with social media campaigns to compete with groups like the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day

A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
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Chinese Hackers Breach Government Personnel Office Computers

The federal government says hackers breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December. The personal data of 4 million federal employees may have been compromised.
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New Snowden Documents Reveal Government Collection Of Online Data

New documents from Edward Snowden were issued Thursday about the government's surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic to allegedly track foreign hackers.
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Gen. Martin Dempsey: 'The Future Of Syria Doesn't Run Through Assad'

NPR's Melissa Block continues her conversation with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, who explains some of the challenges posed by Syria.
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Bergdahl Hearing Postponed Until September

The hearing that will decide whether the U.S. Army sergeant accused of desertion will face a court martial has been pushed back from July to September.
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Man Fatally Shot In Boston Was Planning Attack On Police, Officials Say

Usaama Rahim, 26, who was shot and killed on Tuesday after he lunged at authorities with a large, military-style knife, had been plotting to attack "boys in blue," according to an affidavit.
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Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy: 'Our Privacy Is Part Of Our Security'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Sen. Patrick Leahy, co-sponsor of the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed phone sweeps by the government. He says he also hopes to limit the collection of Internet records.

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