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FBI Director Says Agents Need Access To Encrypted Data To Preserve Public Safety

James Comey testified about cases in which unencrypted data made the difference in convicting dangerous criminals. Opponents say any encryption programs that let governments in also let hackers in.
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FBI Director Brings Silicon Valley Encryption Fight To Capitol Hill

FBI Director James Comey went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to make a case for Silicon Valley companies to continue to let law enforcement monitor communications over encrypted devices.
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Kurdish Forces Retake Ground From Self-Declared Islamic State In Syria

With the help of U.S. airstrikes, Kurds in Syria have taken ground from the self-declared Islamic State. But that could alienate Arab rebel groups — wary of the Kurds — who the U.S. needs to take on the extremists.
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ISIS Supporter Moved To Jail After Box Cutter Found In His Halfway House Room

Abdullahi Yusuf, 19, had pleaded guilty to charges he tried to leave Minnesota and aid the self-proclaimed Islamic State. He says through his lawyer that the box cutter is not his.
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Top Pentagon Officials Defend Islamic State Strategy Before Lawmakers

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, defending the Obama administration's strategy on the self-declared Islamic State.
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Negotiators Continue Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program Past Deadline

Arms sales to Iran and inspections of military sites were two of the sticking points that pushed negotiators past their deadline in Iran nuclear talks on Tuesday.
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They Survived Training, Now Female Marines Await Word On Ground Combat

The women who trained on tanks and armored vehicles say they proved they belong. Such ground combat jobs will open to women in January unless the Marine Corps makes the case they should be closed.
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Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says

But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."
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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.
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The White House Invites Tourists To Use Their Cameras

Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That's because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.

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