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U.S. Targets Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour In An Airstrike

The Pentagon says they're studying the results of the attack, which occurred along Afghanistan-Pakistan border, to determine the Mansour's fate.
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Terrorism Or Mechanical Failure? Here Are The Clues Investigators Look For

Some blamed terrorism for the EgyptAir crash, though no group has claimed responsibility. Juan Zarate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies explains what investigators look for.
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Publicizing Use-Of-Force Videos Included In Chicago-Area Sherriff's Reforms

NPR's Scott Simon asks Cook County's Sheriff Tom Dart about his new reforms, including publicly posting videos in cases where officers have been convicted of using excessive force against detainees.
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Security Lines Are Interminable, But With Good Reason

NPR's Scott Simon just spent time waiting in a long security line at the airport. He says that even though it's easy to grow impatient, the security measures exist to protect lives.
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Secret Service Shoots Armed Man Near White House

After ignoring orders to drop his gun, the man was shot by a Secret Service agent outside a White House checkpoint on Friday afternoon. No other people were injured, according to the Secret Service.
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Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Army Secretary, Sworn In By Senate

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Eric Fanning, secretary of the U.S. Army, who was recently confirmed as the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military branch.
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A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce, and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.
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Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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U.S. Enlarges Its Military Footprint In Eastern Europe, To Mixed Reviews

In Poland and Romania, some are happy to have new U.S. bases in light of recent Russian moves. But others say the most likely result will be heightened tensions with Moscow.
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Senate Confirms Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Leader Of Military Service

Eight months after President Obama nominated Fanning to the position of Army secretary, the Senate confirmed the appointment.

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