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Terrorism

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  • Patriot protection in peril

    Patriot protection in peril
    Key provisions of the Patriot Act, which was passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, expire at the end of this month. Congress is debating whether to renew or revise those provisions. Some members would just as soon see them dead and gone....
  • Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

    The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease...
  • Texas gunman's mother: 'He just had a normal American upbringing'

    Texas gunman's mother: 'He just had a normal American upbringing'
    The two versions of Nadir Soofi are hard to reconcile. There's the small-business man who loved cars; the Texas-born son of a Catholic nurse and a Pakistani American engineer; the all-American kid with a privileged upbringing, who caused little...
  • Disallowing guns doesn't improve safety

    Disallowing guns doesn't improve safety
    The Florida Legislature adjourned without voting on a bill that would have repealed the law that prohibits adults with concealed-carry permits from possessing firearms on college campuses. The well-meaning but naive assumption behind the current law...
  • Black youth: Let them be recognized, not radicalized

    Black youth: Let them be recognized, not radicalized
    Black youth protesting on the streets of America should be recognized and celebrated, not demonized. For four centuries, black youth have been the moral compass of the U.S. Black youth have borne the brunt of violent oppression fighting enslavement,...
  • At PEN gala, Charlie Hebdo editor calls for free expression and debate

    At PEN gala, Charlie Hebdo editor calls for free expression and debate
    If the PEN American Center’s mission is to promote free expression and lively discourse, the literary group accomplished that with its decision to honor the French magazine Charlie Hebdo at its annual Literary Gala on Tuesday night. Even before...
  • Aurora cousins plead not guilty to terrorism charge

     Aurora cousins plead not guilty to terrorism charge
    Jonas Edmonds had just pleaded not guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on the Joliet Armory where his cousin trained for the Illinois National Guard when he spotted a relative sobbing softly in the federal courtroom gallery. "No reason to cry,"...
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list
    The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries.The White House says on Twitter that Obama has submitted...
  • Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: heroes or racists? The answer's not that simple

    Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: heroes or racists? The answer's not that simple
    Years ago, I served on a jury that had trouble making up its mind. After we sent the judge one too many questions, he brought us back into the courtroom to impress upon us a distinction. There are questions of law and there are questions of fact, he said....
  • Images of Muhammad and a Texas cartoon show's sketchy purpose

    Images of Muhammad and a Texas cartoon show's sketchy purpose
    Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which organized the Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest near Dallas that led to a fatal shooting Sunday, is a staunch supporter of the cherished American freedom to do something stupid. The...
  • Davidsonville's Dignam bound for Boston Marathon

    Davidsonville's Dignam bound for Boston Marathon
    Michael Dignam waited until he was 40 to run his first marathon. Since he's now pushing 50, he figured it was time for another first. The Davidsonville father of four will be one of the privileged 36,000 runners to compete in the Boston Marathon on...