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U.S. Drones Navigate Murky Legal Path In Pakistan

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.
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Terrorism Suspects Face Extradition To U.S.

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.
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Benghazi Attack Raises New Questions About Al-Qaida

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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First Female Marines Take Combat Leadership Test

For the first time, two female Marines are among those training to see if they have what it takes to be battlefield leaders. They're part of a test to see if women can lead Marines in ground combat — jobs that are closed to them now. The training is so difficult that about 20 percent of participants fail.
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Report Slams Counterterrorism 'Fusion Centers'

After a two-year investigation, a Senate report released Wednesday criticizes the Department of Homeland Security's "fusion centers" as ineffective, expensive, and encroaching on civil liberties. The centers were created after Sept. 11 to improve communication between federal counter-terrorism agents and state and local law enforcement. A department spokesman called the report flawed.

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