Security

 
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Israel releases new video of flotilla raid, but Turkey remains defiant

Israelis were largely indifferent to a military probe of a deadly raid that killed nine activists. As one observer put it: “Here, more people are focused on the World Cup results.”

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  Pacifying Rio

In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Rio, Brazil has begun an aggressive program to reduce crime in Rio’s favelas. Officials call it “pacification,” a full-scale military operation to run out the drug dealers and bring in more police, while other call it a superficial solution.

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The Kampala bombings

Two bombs exploded in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, last night, killing upwards of 64 people including at least one American. Uganda, in Central Africa, is not normally considered a hotbed of instability, despite its decades-long civil war with the Lord’s Resistance army and its shared borders with Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. [...]

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  Tortured justice

Electric shock. Cattle prods. Suffocation. The interrogation methods seem straight out of Abu Ghraib. But in fact, they were used by the Chicago Police Department for decades. Need to Know talks to the reporter who revealed them.

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  Criminal justice or social work?

The debate over special problem-solving courts for juveniles, veterans, drug abusers and even sex offenders.

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  Outside the wire

Need to Know profiles two young enlisted women in the U.S. Air Force who serve a crucial, and dangerous, role in the current wars: disarming roadside bombs.

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Justice Department tries to block Arizona’s immigration law, as states take note

The Justice Department is suing to prevent Arizona from following through on its new immigration law, as 20 states with similar bills take notes.

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Driven to abstraction: Why Obama’s words are not reaching us

When Obama compares the oil spill to 9/11, his words zoom right past the part of our brains that need him most. “The Invisible Gorilla” authors explain.

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  Can we stop the spies?

Author and reporter Tim Weiner talks to Need to Know about the alleged Russian spy ring, and whether its members posed a legitimate threat to the U.S.