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Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone too far?
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What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.
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Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.
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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.
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Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.
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President Obama To Remove Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

President Obama intends to take Cuba off of the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and now Congress has a month and a half to decide if it wants to stop the process.
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Sen. Corker Says Congress Didn't Yield On Compromise Iran Bill

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker about the compromise language for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday night.
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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.
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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.
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A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an all but empty office. The Justice Department eventually determined the FBI had retaliated against him.

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