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Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm On Cybersecurity Provision In Spending Bill

One of the provisions attached to the $1.1 trillion spending bill allows companies to share their customers' data with other companies and the government. Backers of the measure say it will help fight cyber attacks. But privacy advocates argue it will give the government easy access to Americans' personal information and does little to stop cyber crimes.
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At Counterterrorism Center, Obama Reassures Americans About Security Threat

President Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center Thursday for a pre-holiday briefing on security precautions. It was another high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure Americans after attacks in Paris and San Bernardino that his administration is taking the threat of terrorism seriously.
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U.N. Security Council Calls For Crackdown On ISIS Funding Streams

The U.N. Security Council meets for the first time on the subject of how to clamp down on the various ways ISIS raises money — from oil sales to extortion.
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After Terror Attacks, U.S. Immigration Policy Is Scrutinized

The attacks ramped up discussions of how to balance letting people in, while maintaining security. David Greene talks to Doris Meissner, ex-commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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Should American Women Have To Register For The Draft?

The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in combat jobs, prompting debate in Congress about whether they must register for Selective Service just as men must.
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National Security Takes Center Stage At GOP Debate In Las Vegas

NPR reporters dive deep into some of the claims made by candidates at Tuesday night's Republican debate.
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FBI Unable To Find Direct Link To Terror Group In San Bernardino Shooting

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday it appears the San Bernardino shooters were radicalized long before they met in person, though authorities have still found no ties to a foreign terror group.
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Recent Attacks Spike Interest In Terrorism Insurance

When an event happens like the massacres in San Bernardino, Calif., or Paris, interest spikes in terrorism insurance. Nearly six in 10 major businesses in America are insured for terrorism damage.
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GOP Presidential Candidates Clash Over Security Issues In 5th Debate

Recent world events refocused the conversation on terrorism and national security. Jeb Bush sparred with Donald Trump over his comments about temporarily banning Muslims from the U.S.
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Threat That Led To LA School Cancellations 'Wasn't Credible'

Los Angeles public schools are reopening Wednesday morning, after a terrorist threat on Tuesday led to a controversial decision by administrators to close all of the district's roughly 1,000 schools.

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