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Aug 30, 2014 — NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States' counterterrorism strategy.
Aug 29, 2014 — The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
Aug 29, 2014 — Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.
Aug 28, 2014 — Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
Aug 28, 2014 — U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.
 

From the "Bunker": the NYS Emergency Mangement Office

Workers at the New York State Emergency Management Office remain very active as the continue with rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero in Manhattan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Canada Responds to an American Tragedy

The tragedy has touched people in Canada as well. Memorial services were held all over that country on Friday, including one that drew more than 75 thousand people to Parliament Hill. Karen Kelly is an American freelance reporter living in Ottawa. She describes the experience of being in Canada during an American crisis.  Go to full article

Home Safe, Mohawk Ironworkers Ready to Return for Cleanup

Many Mohawk ironworkers who were near the World Trade Center last Tuesday came home safely to the Akwesasne reservation near Massena. David Sommerstein reports some of them are ready to return to help clean-up efforts.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Passes Anti-Terrorism Bills in Special Session

At the request of Governor Pataki, the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed anti-terrorism legislation in a special session held Monday morning. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

Flying Home

David Sommerstein returned from vacation in New Mexico over the weekend. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle at airports, he found a subdued and alert type of air travel....  Go to full article

People: Jonathan Slater, professor?on a Student Bus to NYC

Martha Foley talks with Jonathan Slater, a Plattsburgh State professor, who accompanied three charter busloads of students heading to New York City last weekend for their...  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawk Community Safe; Other Families Grieve

Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the...  Go to full article

People: Abul Knondker, North Country Muslim Leader

Martha Foley talks with a leader of the Muslim community in Potsdam. Abul Khondker remains hopeful there will be no retribution in the North Country.  Go to full article

Pataki Addresses Joint Session of Legislature

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders addressed a joint session of the legislature yesterday. They vowed to recover from the terrorist acts of Tuesday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.

Students Respond to the Terrorist Attacks

Todd Moe visited St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam to see how student communities were coping with and responding to the terrrorist attacks. St. Lawrence University...  Go to full article

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