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FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil

FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil
Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds. The FBI now holds briefings for military personnel stationed at Guantanamo about the attacks and their connection to the island prison.
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Cora Currier
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'Secret Criteria' for Immigrants Seeking US Citizenship Disproportionately Flags Muslims

'Secret Criteria' for Immigrants Seeking US Citizenship Disproportionately Flags Muslims
A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a report that the previously undisclosed program instructs federal immigration officers to find ways to deny applications that have been deemed a national security concern. For example, they flag discrepancies in a petition or claim they didn't receive sufficient information from the immigrant.
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Amy Taxin
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Now on Trial at Guantanamo Bay: Spiral Notebooks

Now on Trial at Guantanamo Bay: Spiral Notebooks
At Guantanamo Bay, trials of alleged terrorists can turn into an arduous process overflowing with motion specifics, legal ambiguities, numerous delays and seemingly more questions than answers. While the alleged architect of the U.S.S. Cole bombing is in court, one observer witnesses days of proceedings that focus on spiral notebooks, smoke detectors and the Catch-22 of classified information.
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Cora Currier
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Authorities: Boston Bombers Were Headed for NYC with Bombs, Ran Out of Gas

Authorities: Boston Bombers Were Headed for NYC with Bombs, Ran Out of Gas
Armed with a pressure-cooker explosive and five pipe bombs, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing made a spur-of-the-moment decision last week to give the Big Apple a taste of their mayhem, New York officials say. Except they ran out of gas.
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Tsarnaev's Initial Questioning May Fall Into Miranda Rights Legal Loophole

Tsarnaev's Initial Questioning May Fall Into Miranda Rights Legal Loophole
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faced 16 hours of questioning before he was advised of his Miranda rights, and investigators say he told them of his role in the two bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15.
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Enhanced FBI Surveillance Video of the Boston Bombing Suspects

This is enhanced video of surveillance tapes the FBI released Thursday of two people suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Obama's Speech in Boston: 'You Will Run Again'

President Obama vows to find and bring to justice the person or persons responsible for the bombings during the Boston marathon. He speaks during an interfaith service in Boston for those killed and injured in the blasts.
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Boston and the Overemphasis on Terrorism Fatalities

Boston and the Overemphasis on Terrorism Fatalities
The amount of coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing falls in line with historic trends on how we overemphasize terrorist actions and minimized more deadly and frequent causes of death and injury.
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Boston Marathon Bombs Were Pressure Cookers Loaded With Shrapnel

Boston Marathon Bombs Were Pressure Cookers Loaded With Shrapnel
FBI agents searched an apartment in Revere, a Boston suburb, Monday night, and were seen leaving with bags of evidence. They gave no comment to reporters.
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Bipartisan Agreement on Boston Bombings As Top Dogs Reference Terrorist Attack

Bipartisan Agreement on Boston Bombings As Top Dogs Reference Terrorist Attack
Testifying on Capitol Hill, Hagel was the first Obama administration official to refer to terror or terrorism after the bombings Monday killed three and wounded more than 140 people Monday afternoon.
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