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Army OKs Female Soldiers For Ranger Training Program

For the first time ever, 60 women will participate in the grueling program. It's part of an effort by Pentagon officials to determine whether women can be assigned to ground combat units.

4 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Oman, 1 To Estonia

The transfers, announced late Wednesday, bring to 122 the number of detainees who remain at Guantanamo Bay. The move comes amid GOP opposition, citing security, to freeing prisoners from the facility.

Were Paris Attacks Coordinated Between ISIS And Al-Qaida?

Renee Montagne talks to Fawaz Gerges, chair of Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at the London School of Economics and author of The New Middle East, about why the two groups are at odds.

Al-Qaida Group Claims Responsibility In 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence

In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.

Investigators Focus On 4 Suspects In Paris Terrorist Attacks

U.S. officials are looking into, among other things, the veracity of the gunmen's claims that the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida were behind the attacks.

Will Obama Be Able To Keep His Promise Of Closing Guantanamo Bay?

It's been 13 years since the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg about the likelihood it closing before Obama ends his term.

How The CIA Almost Lost A Key Informant

Beyond the Senate's recent revealing report, further details about the CIA's brutal interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were uncovered recently by Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker.

British Imam Convicted In U.S. Of Terrorism Charges Gets Life

Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty eight months ago of charges stemming from plots to kill tourists in Yemen to a plan to open a jihadist training camp in rural Oregon.

Congress Renews Post-Terrorist Attack Insurance Payments

Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others shouldn't get taxpayer support. Supporters, who say private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed.