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Retired CIA Agent Confirms U.S. Role In Nelson Mandela's 1962 Arrest

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Aislinn Laing of The Telegraph about reaction to an interview with retired CIA agent Donald Rickard, acknowledging that he helped the South African apartheid-era government arrest Nelson Mandela. She says many in South Africa suspected the CIA's involvement, but before now, there was no documentation.
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Without Naming Him, Obama Takes Aim At Trump During Rutgers Commencement

"Ignorance is not a virtue," the president told Rutgers University's class of 2016, in an apparent critique of Donald Trump. He called for embracing an interconnected world over building walls.
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Donald Trump Is About To Start Getting Intelligence Briefings

When it's obvious who the nominees will be, presidential candidates get intelligence briefings. That's about to start.
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In Racial Profiling Lawsuit, Ariz. Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio In Contempt Of Court

The judge says Joe Arpaio has repeatedly and knowingly violated his orders to cease policing tactics against Latinos that he says amount to systemic racial profiling.
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Checking In On The U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

We hear a lot less about Afghanistan these days, but America's longest war isn't over. The U.S. military still has nearly 10,000 personnel in the country assisting the Afghans.
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Declassified Documents Provide Insight Into Saudi Support For 9/11 Attackers

NPR's Robert Siegel talks Philip Shenon about his article in the Guardian about the relationships between Saudi officials and the hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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After A Season Of Long Lines, Homeland Security Secretary Says He Feels Your Pain

"Waiting three hours for what may be a two-hour flight or 90-minute flight is not acceptable," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday.
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'New York Times Magazine' Profile Stirs Controversy Over Iran Nuclear Deal

A profile of Ben Rhodes, one of President Obama's chief national security aides, reports Rhodes and the administration used spin and manipulation to sell the Iran Nuclear Deal to the public.
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U.S. Army Takes Unique Approach With New Recruitment Video

It's the new U.S. Army recruiting video, or is it a trailer for a new Hollywood sci-fi movie? Or is it both? NPR takes a look at the new video.
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Opening Statements Begin In Minneapolis ISIS Recruitment Trial

Opening statements began in what is billed as America's largest ISIS recruitment trial. The government says it will offer testimony and secret recordings of the defendants planning to go to Syria and join ISIS. Defense attorneys say their clients were not part of any conspiracy and are being wrongly portrayed as terrorists.

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