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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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How Did The GOP Candidates Do On Issues Of National Security?

Renee Montagne talks to Mary Beth Long, a former Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration, about how well the candidates addressed the safety issues.
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Ahead Of GOP Debate, Clinton Rips Republicans On National Security

Outlining her plan to combat ISIS and radicalization in the U.S., the Democratic presidential candidate said "shallow slogans don't add up to a strategy."
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Los Angeles Mayor Explains School Closure Over Terror Threat

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about the closure of over 900 city schools after receiving a threat. Garcetti says the decision was made by the district superintendent.
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Los Angeles Schools Close After Receiving Terror Threat

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, closed down Tuesday after receiving a "credible terrorist threat." A similar threat was received in New York City, but schools remained open.

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