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Jul 23, 2014 — In 2011, when President Obama was presented with circumstantial evidence of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, he faced a range of estimates — anywhere from 30 to 95 percent that the man spotted in the compound was actually bin Laden. In this new installment in a series on the intersection of risks and probabilities, Obama's national security quandary takes center stage.
Jul 23, 2014 — Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
Jul 23, 2014 — Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.
Jul 23, 2014 — Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.
Jul 22, 2014 — Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.
 

Region Rallies to Support NYC Disaster Relief

About 500 state troopers will be in New York City today to help in rescue effort and take part in the investigation. 67 officers from Troop B, based in Ray Brook, have been called to the city. Trooper Jim Butser says there's a sense of common bond with the officer, firefighters and emergency personnel caught up in the tragedy yesterday.

Blood drives have been set up in major cities where collections are more efficient. Vicky LaShomb, of the St. Lawrence County Red Cross, says half the local units trained volunteers were on their way to New York City yesterday.

St. Lawrence University student John Ainsley called his dad in New Jersey to check on his older brother who was at work in one of the World Trade Center towers yesterday morning. He says his brother survived.  Go to full article

Vigils and Prayer Services Held Throughout the Region

Around the North Country, people have been gathering to pray and to share words of comfort. Some are also speaking words of anger and rage. Brian Mann attended vigils and prayer services around the region.  Go to full article

Mohawk Manhattan Ironworkers Safe

Residents of Akwesasne received good news on ironworkers working near the World Trade Center when it was destroyed by terrorists yesterday. A union official says most of the 100 workers have reported in and are safe.  Go to full article

People: Karen Easter, Reachout Director, on Disaster Stress Management

Martha Foley speaks to Karen Easter from Reachout, the St. Lawrence County crisis intervention and referral service, about disaster mental health issues.  Go to full article

Prison Worker Caches Weapons, Explosives

A prison worker in Moira was arrested late last week when police seized a large number of guns, a pipe bomb, and several pounds of explosives from his home. Brian Mann...  Go to full article
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.

Haven From the Holocaust

A one-hour documentary about the only refugee camp established during WW II on U.S. soil for people fleeing Nazi persecution. The camp was based at the old Fort Ontario site...  Go to full article

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