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U.S. Intelligence Officials Carry On Tradition Of Briefing Presidential Candidates

As the presidential front-runners move closer to the July conventions, they will assume the many trappings of a president, including their very own top-secret briefings. President Truman started the tradition of providing classified briefings to presidential candidates back in 1952. NPR explores how the process will unfold this summer, how much is shared with potential nominees, and the risk of a candidate leaking intelligence secrets.
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Trial To Begin For 3 Somali-Americans Accused Of Planning To Join ISIS

Jury selection starts Monday in this country's largest ISIS recruitment trial to date. Three Somali-Americans face charges in a Minneapolis federal court for allegedly planning to join ISIS in Syria.
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When A Young Child Accidentally Shoots Herself, Who's Responsible?

NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Jean Peters Baker, a Missouri prosecutor who has brought murder charges against the father of a toddler who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Department Of Homeland Security Officer May Be Linked To Deadly Shootings In Maryland

Maryland police say it appears that Eulalio Tordil, who is suspected of killing his wife on Thursday, is connected to two shootings on Friday. Tordil has been taken into custody.
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FBI Probe Of Clinton's Email Use Advances With Aides' Interviews

Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They're asking whether her email practices as secretary of state compromised government secrets.
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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
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Presidential Candidates Offer Aggressive Strategies To Combat ISIS

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nora Bensahel, a scholar in residence at American University's School of International Service, about the stated ISIS strategies of the remaining presidential candidates.
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TSA Boosts Number Of Security Staff, Aiming At Airport Bottlenecks

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes that adding staff to security checkpoints will prevent longer wait times that had been projected for this summer.

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U.S. Mission In Iraq Called Into Question After Death Of Service Member

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Fred Kaplan of Slate about the American mission in Iraq. President Obama vowed the U.S. would not have a combat role when he sent American forces back to Iraq to fight ISIS.
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In Iraq, Sectarian Militias Threaten To Distract From Fight Against ISIS

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with intelligence expert Derek Harvey about what recent instability in Baghdad means for the United States.

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