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ISIS Possessing Dirty Bombs Concerns Nuclear Security Summit

The Nuclear Security Summit gets underway in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Former Senator Sam Nunn talks to Renee Montagne about keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of groups like ISIS.
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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Defends The 'Smart Power' Of Economic Sanctions

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew granted NPR an exclusive interview to lay out his vision for the role of sanctions in U.S. foreign policy and national security. He touted what he called the success of sanctions on Iran but also conceded they are not a panacea and should not be overused.
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Donald Trump Highlights Debate Over NATO's Relevancy

Donald Trump called for the U.S. to pull back its support of NATO, complaining the allies are not pulling their weight. Trump has raised an issue that has been bubbling for sometime. Defense Secretaries Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel all complained about NATO. NPR talks with analysts about this issue and explores whether NATO is still relevant.
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Apple, Google Ordered To Unlock Smartphones Since At Least 2008

New court records obtained by the ACLU show how the fight between Apple and the FBI in San Bernardino is one of many cases in which the government has asked tech companies to help unlock cellphones.
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Surveillance Video Suggests ISIS Is Interested In Building A Dirty Bomb

Members of ISIS had been spying on a Belgian nuclear researcher. Police think they were considering kidnapping his family to force the researcher to give them material they needed for a dirty bomb.
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What Are We Missing In The Fight Against ISIS?

The recent terror attacks in Belgium and Paris are only now being understood as part of wide-ranging plans for other attacks. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi.
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Apple Vs. The FBI: The Unanswered Questions And Unsettled Issues

The FBI isn't saying if it can reuse its mystery digital crowbar to unlock other iPhones. The standoff is likely to be replayed as new technologies become a growing element of criminal investigations.
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DOJ Finds A Way To Break Into Terrorist's Locked iPhone

The Justice Department says it no longer requires Apple's help to retrieve data on a phone linked to the San Bernadino attacks. The government moved to drop the court order demanding Apple assist.
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The FBI Has Successfully Unlocked The iPhone Without Apple's Help

The Justice Department says it is withdrawing its legal action against Apple because it has been able to get data from a terrorist's phone. A spokeswoman says the FBI is reviewing the data.
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Police Radio Chatter Is Open To All Ears. But Should It Be?

Why are police radio communications in the U.S. open for the public to hear? Some say this creates a weakness when confronting terrorist attacks, but others say it's important for police transparency.

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