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The 'Deafness' Before The Sept. 11 Attacks

Writer Kurt Eichenwald's op-ed in The New York Times explores the presidential briefings before 9/11 that warned of an attack. He speaks with Steve Inskeep.
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How 9/11 Changed How Americans View The World

After the terror attacks on 9/11, a public opinion survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs showed widespread support for increased spending on national security and counterterrorism. A decade later, a new survey shows that "Americans have become increasingly selective about how and where to engage in the world."
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U.S. Adds Haqqani Network To Terrorism Blacklist

The U.S. has decided to add one of the main Afghan insurgent groups to its terrorism list. The decision targets the Haqqani network, which has staged many attacks on Western interests in Afghanistan from its bases in northwestern Pakistan. The State Department announcement could also affect relations with Pakistan.
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Vermont Community Divided Over Hosting F-35s

Many air bases across the country are clamoring to get the next generation of fighter jets. But the Burlington, Vt. area is bitterly divided over being one of the Air Force's preferred locations. Some residents say there are enough problems already with the F-16s — like noise.
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American Taliban Sues For Religious Freedom

John Walker Lindh's lawsuit says a prison ban on group prayer violates his right to practice his religion freely. But the government argues that group prayer would allow the prisoners to undermine safety and plot together.
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Pentagon: SEAL Violated Publication Agreement

The Pentagon has alerted the Navy SEAL who wrote a book on the Osama bin Laden raid that he violated agreements not to reveal military secrets. The book describes in detail the raid that killed bin Laden. But the book's publisher and the author, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, did not seek Pentagon review as required.

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