Republicans on the House Oversight Committee want to hear why the State Department repeatedly denied requests for tighter security for U.S. diplomats in Libya before the deadly September 11th attack on the consulate in Benghazi. The State Department has been tight lipped on the issue.
The intelligence community has always been in the business of forecasting the future. The question is whether tapping into publicly available data — Twitter and news feeds and blogs — can help them do that faster and more precisely. Now, a cutting-edge tech company is trying to use data to predict seminal events before they happen.
Britain has extradited five terrorism suspects to the U.S., including radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports they appeared in federal courts Saturday in New York and Connecticut.
One of the big legal questions surrounding the controversial drone program is whether the U.S. can conduct deadly strikes in a sovereign country with which it is not at war. Also unclear: whether Pakistan actually has agreed to the drone program despite its public opposition.
Britain's High Court ruled that five terror suspects, including radical preacher Abu Hamza, can be extradited immediately to the United States. The five suspects have fought for years to avoid facing charges in the U.S.
As U.S. officials investigate the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, they are trying to determine if al-Qaida urged a Libyan group to launch the assault. If confirmed, this would point to a new al-Qaida tactic.
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