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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.
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A Weapon Without A Mission: U.S. Developing Boost-Glide Missile

The U.S. military has been working on a weapon that could strike remote targets quickly. NPR's Arun Rath talks with James Acton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the technology.
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Who Won The War In Afghanistan? Perhaps No One

The U.S. is re-assessing what it has accomplished in more than 12 years of war in Afghanistan. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Hassan Abbas, professor at the National Defense University and author of The Taliban Revival.
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Border Agency Revises And Makes Public Its Use Of Force Policy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released documents regarding the use of force along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Shinseki's Apology Punctuates A Long Career Of Service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized for lengthy waits at VA facilities, saying he's ousting the leaders of a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., after stories about delays in care there. Shinseki's decision to resign marks a muddy end to an illustrious career, which began when he joined the Army nearly five decades ago.
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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.
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U.S. Confirms American Carried Out Suicide Bombing In Syria

An affiliate of al-Qaida fighting against the Syrian government tweeted the "martyrdom" of the U.S. jihadi earlier this week.
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'No Evidence' Snowden Raised Concerns While At NSA

The National Security Agency says it has only one email exchange between the former contractor and the NSA's legal branch — concerning a technical issue.
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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counterterrorism rather than large-scale military operations.
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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.

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