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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.
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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
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Obama Adviser: Civilian Toll In Mideast Makes Cease-Fire Critical

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.
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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.
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Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.
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In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone

President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. It's the nation's highest medal for valor. Pitts single-handedly fought off a Taliban assault in Afghanistan back in 2008.
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Police Chief Lessons Gave Kerlikowske Insight Into Protesters

New commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske talked to Steve Inskeep in his first extended interview on the use of force and controversial shootings by the Border Patrol.
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Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection, tells NPR that he is reviewing scores of incidents. "We need to be better at admitting when we're wrong or where we've made a mistake," he says.
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Bloated In Budget And Absent At Airshow, F-35 Charts A Troubled Course

The new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is supposed to be combat-ready next year. But the aircraft, which is already over-budget, failed to show up at the International Air Show in the UK. The show was to be its big overseas debut. Christopher Werth looks at what this means for the plane's manufacturer, Lockheed Martin.
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U.S. Had Heads-Up Over Destruction Of 'Guardian' Hard Drives

The hard drives contained information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. At the time, the White House distanced itself from the U.K. government's actions.

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