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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.

A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an all but empty office. The Justice Department eventually determined the FBI had retaliated against him.

Ex-Blackwater Guards Sentenced For 2007 Shooting In Iraq

Four men who worked for the private military security firm formerly known as Blackwater were handed decades-long sentences Monday in connection with a shooting in Baghdad that left 17 civilians dead.

Before The NSA, The DEA Used Phone Records To Track Drug Cartels

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with USA Today reporter Brad Heath about how the Drug Enforcement Administration collected the records of billions of American telephone calls.

New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging — But It's Not Over

Five years have gone by since President Obama signed the nuclear treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Long after negotiations reached their end, the deal's merits still provoke debate.

U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown After Apparent Suicide

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred during Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.


Kansas Man Arrested For Alleged ISIS-Inspired Bomb Plot

The FBI conducted a sting operation in which the alleged would-be bomber, 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr., was provided inert bomb-making materials.

Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

In a moment some have looked forward to for more than 50 years, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba met at the annual Summit of the Americas.

Army Reviewing Rape Charges Against U.S. Troops In Colombia

After some prominent scandals involving U.S. security officials in Colombia, new allegations of sex crimes are getting some traction there.