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Apple On FBI iPhone Request: 'The Founders Would Be Appalled'

Apple and the FBI head into a court hearing on March 22 in the dispute over access to a locked iPhone. In its last filing before then, Apple says the government is stretching laws to fit the case.
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White House Loosens Restrictions With Cuba Ahead Of Obama Visit

As President Obama prepares for a historic visit to Cuba next week, the administration is taking additional steps to relax restrictions on travel and trade with the island.
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What Is The Secret Service's Priority At Political Rallies?

When things get out of hand at a political rally, what is the Secret Service's first priority: crowd control or protecting the candidate? NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews former Secret Service Director Ralph Basham about the role of Secret Service on the contentious 2016 campaign trail.
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Encryption, Privacy Are Larger Issues Than Fighting Terrorism, Clarke Says

David Greene talks to former national security official Richard Clarke about the fight between Apple and the FBI. The FBI wants an iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters unlocked.
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Trials Set To Begin For 6 Baltimore Police Officers In Freddie Gray Case

Almost a year since a young black man from west Baltimore died in police custody, trials of the officers charged in his case are set to begin. A citizen commission released its findings.
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In Apple Security Case, Obama Calls To Strike A Balance

The president's appearance at SXSW's technology conference comes as the Justice Department tries to force Apple to help it unlock an iPhone. Many in the tech world oppose the government's position.
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U.N. Urged To Crack Down On Peacekeepers' Alleged Abuse

The U.N. Security Council, under pressure from the U.S., is taking a tough line against peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing the people they are meant to protect.
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Former Vladimir Putin Ally Died From 'Blunt Force Trauma,' Police Say

Police say a one-time ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, found dead in a Washington, D.C., hotel last fall, was killed by "blunt force trauma." Who was Mikhail Lesin, founder of the pro-Kremlin RT network, and what could his death mean in the context of today's muscular conduct by Moscow around the world?
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Leaked Documents Reveal Information About ISIS Recruits

The German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung obtained a trove of digitized documents, which lists information about ISIS recruits from around the world. The paper's foreign editor says the documents reveal new insights into the bureaucracy of the terrorist group.
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Spy Vs. Spies: Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence

How do you spy on a country when decision-making is concentrated in the mind of one man? U.S. spooks' traditional tools — from NSA intercepts to satellite imagery to espionage — are coming up short.

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