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Unanimous Jury Convicts Al-Qaida Propagandist In Manhattan

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a top propagandist for al-Qaida, has been convicted. The verdict supports the Obama administration's claim that federal criminal courts are ready to hear terrorism cases.
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Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Convicted Of Conspiring To Kill Americans

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was found guilty in Manhattan federal court. He served as a spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.
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The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.
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Out Of White House And Congress, Two Proposals To Change NSA Practices

House Republicans are proposing a limit on the National Security Agency's phone records program. President Obama also repeated support for having phone companies keep the records, rather than the NSA.
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For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.
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Karl R. Thompson Tapped To Lead Key Justice Department Unit

Thompson has been named acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, which approves executive branch legal arguments on armed drones, surveillance and other national security issues.
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Sailor Fatally Shot Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer At Va. Base

A sailor was shot and killed aboard a guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan before Navy security guards killed the suspect.
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White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

The planned overhaul of NSA procedures comes after President Obama said in January that he wanted to get the government out of the business of collecting Americans' phone records.
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Report: Obama Plans To End NSA Sweeps Of Phone Calls

The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people's phone calls.

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