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Terrorists board planes under witness program

WASHINGTON - An investigation of the Justice Department's witness-protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.

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FBI: Boston suspects had arsenal of homemade explosives

The two bombs that ripped through the crowded final stretch of the Boston Marathon were part of an arsenal of homemade explosives, according to criminal charges made public Monday against the younger of two brothers accused of carrying out the attacks.

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Under Obama, a huge rise in drone strikes

Under Obama, a huge rise in drone strikes

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's counterterrorism accomplishments are most apparent in what it has been able to dismantle, including CIA prisons and entire tiers of al-Qaida's leadership. But what the administration has assembled, hidden from public view, may be equally consequential.

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Explosives-laden packages found on planes; Yemen group blamed

Explosives-laden packages found on planes; Yemen group blamed

WASHINGTON - Two packages mailed from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago contained explosive material and represented a "credible terrorist threat," President Obama said Friday. Authorities focused their investigation on an increasingly lethal affiliate of al-Qaida.

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