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Authorities Comb Intelligence For Clues To Boston Blasts

Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Zarate, former deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, about what investigators are looking for the day after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
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Investigators Are Tight Lipped About Boston Probe

Investigators are working to determine who is responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed. Sources told NPR it could take some time before officials can definitively say who was behind this.
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Boston Blasts Lead To Heightened Security Elsewhere

Washington, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco were among the cities taking action following the blasts.
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Witnesses To Marathon Explosions Describe Panic And Horror

Witnesses say the two explosions were followed by panicked and bloodied spectators as emergency services personnel rushed to the scene.
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'The Way Of The Knife': Soldiers, Spies And Shadow Wars

The CIA has morphed from a traditional espionage service concerned with stealing the secrets of foreign governments into an organization consumed with hunting down its enemies. New York Times journalist Mark Mazzetti chronicles this transformation in a new book, The Way of the Knife.
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'Way Of The Knife' Explains CIA Shift From Spying To Killing

After a Senate investigation in 1975, the CIA moved away from assassinations and returned to its original mandate, spying. But as New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti explains in his new book, the Sept. 11 attacks led the CIA back to the business of manhunting.
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North Korea's Threats: Predicable Pattern Or Provocation?

The North Korean government officially suspended operations at the Kaesong industrial complex, withdrawing all of its more than 50,000 workers. Many see the complex as the last remaining symbol of North and South Korean unity and fear that tensions may be nearing a dangerous tipping point.
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Afghans Want U.S. To Clarify Troop Level Post 2014

The United States has pledged to remain committed to Afghanistan beyond the year 2014. That's when the U.S. and its NATO allies are set to hand over the security mission to Afghan forces. But the U.S. has not yet said how many troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014, and that is causing concern among Afghans.

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