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Jan 16, 2014 — We look at some of the pros and cons of changes to U.S. policy on electronic surveillance that the president might endorse.
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Jan 6, 2014 — Colleen LaRose dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" as she used the Web to recruit others for violent attacks. She was found guilty of being part of a failed plan to murder a Swedish artist. Because she cooperated with investigators, LaRose got less than the potential life sentence she faced.
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Dec 13, 2013 — Authorities have arrested a 58-year-old avionics technician whom they accuse of trying to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. The alleged plot was thwarted by undercover officials.
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Sep 29, 2013 — An explosion has killed at least 37 people in Peshawar, Pakistan, where authorities say they suspect a car bomb was detonated in a street market near a police station. The powerful blast left a scene of devastation, with casualties and severe damage to nearby buildings.
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Sep 25, 2013 — Investigators are combing through the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, where dozens of civilians were killed by terrorists in an attack on Saturday or during the four-day siege that followed.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Four days after terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta told his nation that the crisis has ended. He said at least 61 civilians, 6 security officers and 5 terrorists had been killed. More bodies, though, might still be in the building.
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Aug 29, 2013 — Yasin Bhatkal, a co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen, has been arrested in what authorities have described as a major blow to Islamic terrorism in the region.
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Aug 7, 2013 — It is a recurring question for the U.S. government as it tries to weigh the need to warn the public of potential threats, while also trying to quietly track terrorists.
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Jul 7, 2013 — Abu Qatada was held at a prison in southeast London, and was taken from there to the airport at midnight Sunday. He appeared in court in Jordan and was formally charged with terrorism-related offenses.
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Apr 22, 2013 — Canadian authorities have disrupted an alleged plot to derail a passenger train line near Toronto, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Monday. The two accused, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, are charged with "conspiring to murder" in an act linked to a terrorist group. The authorities say the suspects are not connected to last week's attack on the Boston Marathon.
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