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Where Does The U.S. Stand On Secessionist Movements Abroad?

In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.
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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.
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Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid, Report Says

Last year, snipers nearly knocked out an electric substation in California. If just nine such facilities were put out of commission, the entire grid could go down for months, federal regulators warn.
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Would-Be Shoebomber Testifies Against Bin Laden's Son-In-Law

The Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is on trial in New York City, accused of complicity in a shoe-bombing plot. Benjamin Weiser, who is covering the trial for The New York Times, explains the latest.
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Menendez On Crimea: The Question Of Sanctions And Sending Aid

Sen. Robert Menendez is proposing a bill to send aid to Ukraine and mete out sanctions against Russia. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses his bill and his recent op-ed.
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Ex-Missile Crew Members Say Cheating Is Part Of The Culture

The Air Force has acknowledged a problem with cheating on tests by nuclear missile officers. NPR spoke with eight former officers, and seven said they had participated in some kind of cheating.
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Feinstein: CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work

Senator Dianne Feinstein has accused the CIA of interfering with efforts by Congress to oversee the agency. Feinstein said the CIA had removed documents from computers used by her committee's staff.
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Feinstein's CIA Outrage Splits Senate

The Senate was a chamber divided in reaction to Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein's diatribe against the CIA for allegedly hacking into Senate computers.
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On Senate Floor, Rift Opens Between Lawmakers And CIA

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of interfering with her committee's efforts to oversee the agency. Feinstein made her comments in a speech Tuesday.
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U.S. Checks For Stolen Passports, But Other Nations Fall Short

Two men apparently boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with stolen passports. The U.S. has safeguards to prevent that from happening on U.S.-bound flights, but other nations are not as diligent.

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