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U.S. Sees Signs Of Al-Qaida Arm In Syria

The growing sectarian nature of the battle in Syria has turned out to be tailor made for followers of al-Qaida in Iraq. A top U.S. counterterrorism official says the group's possible move into Syria is no surprise as it gravitates toward chaos.
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Drones: From War Weapon To Homemade Toy

Drones are no longer the sole province of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies. They are starting to appear in U.S. skies. Police are employing them to fight crime. Enthusiasts are making their own at home. Rules governing their use are changing, and civil liberties groups are calling for privacy restrictions.
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Senate Debates Cybersecurity Bill

The idea behind the legislation on the floor of the Senate this week is to harden American Internet infrastructure to attack, but there's a lot of disagreement over how to do that without hampering the industry — and compromising Americans' privacy. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.
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U.S. Wages Sisyphean War Against Afghan Corruption

The U.S. has cited corruption as a major issue in Afghanistan for years. Yet as the U.S. military effort has begun to wind down, the Americans have made little progress in combating an endemic problem.
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Romney Goes After Obama On Alleged Leaking Of Secrets

The Obama administration has initiated more prosecutions against leakers than all previous administrations combined. But Mitt Romney is focusing on what he alleges is the administration's record of leaking classified information for political purposes. Republicans cite the details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden as one example.
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Romney's Foreign Trip Hits Right Note For Some, Potholes For Others

Mitt Romney's trip abroad accomplished some of what he wanted. In Israel he delivered a hawkish pro-Israel message of support for the conservative government meant to appeal to those U.S. Jews skeptical of President Obama. But his trip also had missteps, notably in Britain but not only there.

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