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Lawyers Share The Bench In Terrorism Cases

The process by which the Justice Department will decide whether a terrorism case goes to a regular federal court or to a military commission has been something of a mystery. The big difference is how it will be done: The people making those decisions won't just be lawyers; intelligence agents and spies will be there, too. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports.
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A New Weapon Against Nukes: Social Media

A top State Department official wants to unleash the power of Twitter, Facebook and other services to crowdsource the fight to control the world's nuclear weapons.
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Report: Data Show No 'Upsurge In Muslim-American Terrorism'

According to a University of North Carolina researcher, "20 Muslim-Americans were indicted for violent terrorist plots in 2011, down from 26 the year before, bringing the total since 9/11 to 193, or just under 20 per year."
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Case In Britain Echoes Dilemma At Guantanamo

A British immigration judge ruled Monday that a longtime terrorism suspect and detainee should be released on bail. But U.K. officials say Abu Qatada's release would put Britain's national security in peril. The case shows how much Britain is grappling with the issues that have bedeviled U.S. authorities seeking to shutter Guantanamo.
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Army To Try Bradley Manning In WikiLeaks Data Case

Pfc. Bradley Manning, 24, will stand trial for allegedly giving more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents and classified combat video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks for publication. Manning, a low-ranking intelligence analyst, is charged in the biggest leak of classified data in U.S. history.
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Justice Department Lawyers Play Role In Guantanamo

Justice Department and Pentagon officials have worked to create a military commission system that mirrors federal courts in the U.S. One way they're doing that: Justice Department lawyers are teaming with military prosecutors at Guantanamo, preparing the cases against the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators.

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