terrorism

Middle East
5:20 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

U.S. Senate Approves $1 Trillion spending plan and Aid To Syrian Rebels

President Barack Obama
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(Updated 5:37 P.M. Thr., Sept. 18)

The Senate voted Thursday to approve a $1 trillion stop-gap spending plan to keep the federal government operating until December 11.  The measure also contains the authorization for the Pentagon to train and equip Syrian Rebels in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS.  The measure was approved on a 78-22 vote and now goes to the President.  

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Terrorism
10:42 am
Thu May 23, 2013

President Obama Speaks On Drones, Guantanamo

President Obama making an address on counterterrorism policies on May 23, 2013.
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Updated 2:02 p.m.  Thank you for joining us for this live event. It has now concluded.

  • Find analysis and a full recap of the President's remarks on NPR.org.

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Terrorism
3:55 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Former St. Louis airport cab driver sentenced to over 13 years in terrorism case

A refugee from Somalia who worked as an airport cab driver in St. Louis has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for providing money to a terrorist organization in Somalia.

The sentence for 31-year-old Mohamud Abdi Yusuf was handed down today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in November, admitting that he raised nearly $6,000 for al-Shabab, which was trying to overthrow the provisional government in Somalia.

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