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ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified

The masked man who appeared to behead hostages in videos for the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been revealed. Known in the media as "Jihadi John," his real name is Mohammed Emwazi.
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House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.
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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.
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Why A Young Minneapolis Man Wanted To Join ISIS

There has been a development in a story we heard on the program last week. An 18-year-old Minnesota man named Abdullahi Yusuf is at the center of an experiment in deradicalization in this country. He entered a guilty plea today which clears the way for him to take next steps in his counseling program.
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ISIS's 'Jihadi John' Revealed As Londoner Born In Kuwait

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Washington Post contributor Souad Mekhennet. The Post broke the news about the identity of "Jihadi John,
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Odds Of Nuclear Deal With Iran May Be Rising

All the talks about Iran's nuclear program may be coming to head around a few key issues — like how many years Iran might have to be subjected to inspections and how sanctions are lifted in return.
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'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

Endless preliminary motions, official shenanigans and a lack of legal precedent have mired the recently created war court in fitful proceedings. It could be years before the case ever goes to trial.
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The Strange World Of Guantanamo Bay's War Court

From the tent city it's set up in, to a judge banning defense lawyers from mentioning a former CIA interpreter's having appeared before all of them, the war court in Guantanamo Bay borders on surreal.
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FBI Charges Three Men With Conspiring To Support ISIS

According to the criminal complaint, two of the Brooklyn men planned to travel to Syria to join the group. A third man allegedly helped finance their trip.
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A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.

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