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Native American Tribe Says Oregon Armed Occupiers Are Desecrating Sacred Land

The Burns Paiute tribe is demanding that the anti-federalist militants leave its ancestral lands. Paiute legend says the tribe has lived in this area since "before the Cascade Mountains were formed."
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What We'd Still Like To Know About North Korea's Hydrogen Bomb Claim

Deciphering events in North Korea often resembles long-distance psychoanalysis more than reporting. The country's latest nuclear test is no exception.
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Combat Jobs Are Open To Women But Filling Slots Will Take A While

The Army and other military services must begin to recruit, train and place women in the infantry, special operations and other units — and that process might not be complete until next year.
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U.S. Declines To Play Referee In Saudi Arabia, Iran Dispute

The State Department says the U.S. is not going to be the "referee" in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but their dispute threatens U.S. goals in the region.
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What Were San Bernardino Shooters Doing During 18-Minute Gap?

The FBI says they've accounted for 3 hours and 42 minutes in the timeline after more than 550 interviews. Now they're asking if someone else can fill in the rest.
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Militants In Oregon Say They'll Leave If Local Community Asks

The anti-federalist occupiers have held part of a federal wildlife refuge since Saturday. They say they speak for two men convicted of arson on federal lands who returned to jail Monday.

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GOP Candidates Shift Focus To National Security As First Voting Nears

The calendar has finally turned to 2016, and the Republican presidential candidates are ramping up their campaigning. The theme this week is national security, an issue that unites the GOP establishment and the conservative grassroots.
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'Forever Prisoner' Writes Book About Guantanamo; He's One Of 107 Still There

Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Slahi wrote the book, Guantanamo Diary, describing what he'd been through. He's in such a legal limbo that he hasn't been able to receive his own copy of the book.
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Saudi Executions Complicate Fraught Relationship With U.S.

Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners charged with terrorism Saturday, sparking sectarian outrage across the region. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Deb Amos about how the events have further divided Sunnis and Shiites.
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Gen. Allen: Empowering Iraqi Forces Is Key To Controlling ISIS

Until recently, retired Marine Gen. John Allen led the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Allen about U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria and whether it's working.

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