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An Uncertain Future For The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.
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Bipartisan Board OKs NSA Surveillance Program, With Suggestions

The independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has offered recommendations on how to reform one of the surveillance programs deployed by the National Security Agency. The privacy board found that the program, which was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, is constitutional and free of abuse, but it's still proposing reforms.
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Benghazi Suspect Spends A Day In Court

Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a suspect charged in connection with the 2012 Benghazi attacks, had a hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C. After a public defender outlined her arguments in Khattalah's defense, the judge ordered that he be detained.
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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.
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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.
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Hard-To-Change Mistakes Led To Successful 'No-Fly List' Case

This week, a federal judge ruled that the government's no-fly list process is unconstitutional. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Abe Mashal, one of the 13 plaintiffs in the case.
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Benghazi Suspect Arrives On American Soil To Face Charges

Ahmed Abu Khattala is the first person facing charges over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya. NPR's Arun Rath talks with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about his first day in court.
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Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

Khattala made a brief appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He is facing charges in connection to the attacks that left four Americans dead.
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In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says

"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.
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Obama Asks For $500 Million To Train, Equip Syrian Rebels

The appeal is part of a larger $65.8 billion request sent to Congress to fund overseas operations. A White House statement says "moderate" rebels would be vetted before being funded.

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