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Shock, sadness after teen’s arrest in terror case

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She was a memorable figure in this western Denver suburb, a teenager wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf and dress, sitting alone on a park swing or walking into a Christian church with a backpack and notebook.

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“Even if his emir tells him to kill a child, he would do it.“

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US seeks more security at some overseas airports

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U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.

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FBI: Denver woman wanted to go to Syria for jihad

Newly unsealed court documents show the FBI thwarted a Denver woman’s attempt to help a terrorist organization by arresting her before she boarded a flight in April.

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As ISIS declares a new caliphate in the Middle East, should we blame European empires for making this mess?

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Removal of Syrian chemical arsenal was result of unprecedented collaboration

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Dozens of countries, some of them sworn adversaries, overcame setbacks, delays and arguments.

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The West Virginia Democrat also says Iraqis need to sort out their own civil war.

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Obama asks for authorization to provide direct military training to Syrian rebels

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The administration for the first time asks Congress to authorize and fund direct military training for opposition.

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U.S. looks to provide Europeans access to courts in privacy cases

The administration will urge Congress to provide E.U. citizens with the same rights in cases of data protection.