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After Bin Laden, Al-Qaida Still Present As Movement

A year after the Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden, the CIA is stepping up drone attacks in Yemen and has broadened its targeting of al-Qaida's arm there. It is clear that al-Qaida isn't dead yet, and counterterrorism officials say the group is diminished. But its ideology, a kind of al-Qaida-ism, will take longer to die.
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The Current U.S.-China Standoff Has A Precedent

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is believed to be under U.S. protection in Beijing. It's not the first time China and the U.S. have faced this kind of delicate question. Something similar happened in 1989, and it took a year for the two countries to resolve it.
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White House Defends Drone Program

The White House's chief counterterrorism adviser offered a detailed defense on Monday of America's use of drones against al-Qaida terrorists, including the targeted killings of U.S. citizens. John Brennan's comments come on the eve of the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
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Chinese Activist's Escape Quickens A Quiet Diplomacy

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is believed to be under U.S. protection in Beijing. His escape puts both China and the U.S. in a tricky diplomatic bind, with no easy answers.
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Civil Liberties Groups See Holes In Cyber Defense Bill

The House has approved a bill designed to improve the nation's defenses against cyber attacks by foreign governments or terrorists. The measure would make it easier for the government and private sector to share data about suspected cyber threats. Civil liberties groups say the bill is a threat to privacy and Internet freedom. Even though it passed the House with significant support from Democrats, the White House is threatening a veto. NPR's Steve Henn reports.

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