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Al Qaeda Calls on Followers to Cripple US Economy on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2015
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Inspire, the terrorist group's online magazine, urges believers to target prominent U.S. businessmen like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg.
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9/11 White House Emails Capture History Through Modern Lens

September 10, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
It started out as just another day at the White House. The president was out of town, the staff was shaking off summer doldrums and the main policy meeting was about an initiative called “Communities of Character” to be held in Karl Rove’s office in the afternoon. Then everything changed.

Senate Releases CIA Torture Report & Bipartisan Budget Deal

December 12, 2014
Report on CIA interrogations & spending bill deal reached
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C.I.A. Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture

December 12, 2014
Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times
John O. Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Thursday strongly defended C.I.A. officers who carried out brutal interrogation tactics against Qaeda suspects, describing agency interrogators as “patriots” and admonishing only those who went “outside the bounds” of Justice Department rules.
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Impending CIA Interrogation Report Creates Fear of Violence

December 8, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
U.S. embassies around the world are bracing for a potentially explosive report about to be released that details what the CIA did to terror suspects in the days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the fear is that its release could threaten American lives.
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Bush and C.I.A. Ex-Officials Rebut Torture Report

December 8, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
A long-awaited Senate report condemning torture by the Central Intelligence Agency has not even been made public yet, but former President George W. Bush’s team has decided to link arms with former intelligence officials and challenge its conclusions.

The Backstory | 15 Years of News: A Look Back

October 8, 2014
How much has the world changed since Gwen Ifill became the moderator of Washington Week? That is the question she tackles with TIME Magazine's Michael Duffy, who was a panelist on her first show on October 1, 1999. From the impeachment of President Clinton to the consequences of September 11th to the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, they traverse the key historical news moments of the last 15 years.
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Obama's ISIL Strategy to Emphasize Coalition Effort

September 10, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
On the eve of another 9/11 anniversary, Barack Obama will tell Americans in a prime time address Wednesday that the United States is back in the business of battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.
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