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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing an executive order that would ban gun sales to people on federal no-fly watch lists. He said Thursday his policy would further limit the purchase of ammunition or guns already outlawed in the state.

President Obama used a rare Oval Office address Sunday evening to speak to a worried nation about the evolving threat of terrorism and the growing influence of the Islamic State. One of the biggest messages the president tried to communicate to the American people was that a fear of terrorist attacks must not translate into a fear of all Muslims and spark unnecessary targeting. But judging by the immediate response after the speech, Obama did little to bridge the partisan divide. Speaking...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGxh_NU1KUs In a prime-time speech from the Oval Office Sunday night, Obama said that the United States would defeat the threat of terrorism — without compromising American values. Obama began his third Oval Office address by remembering the 14 Americans who died in Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California. He noted that the FBI has no evidence that the attack was directed by a terrorist organization, but said it was clear the shooters had gone down the ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGxh_NU1KUs In a prime-time speech from the Oval Office, President Obama is scheduled to address the threat of terrorism facing the United States. Obama will update the country on the investigation into the mass shooting in San Bernardino and also talk about the United States' war against the Islamic State. Obama is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET. This live event has concluded. The video is archived below, via the White House: ...

President Obama will deliver an Oval Office address on Sunday evening, discussing the San Bernardino attack and the broader issue of terrorism. The mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., which killed 14 people earlier this week, is currently being investigated by the FBI as an act of terror. The president will provide an update on the ongoing investigation, the White House says. He will also discuss "the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American...

Inevitably, as news breaks of yet another international or domestic event — an explosion in Texas, a train derailment outside Philadelphia, a Molotov cocktail thrown into a nightclub in Egypt, a shooting in Colorado or California — there's one question never far from Americans' lips: "Is it terrorism?" Even many who don't want to generalize wonder, "What do we know about the shooter — was he or she Muslim?" This is reality after the Sept. 11 th attacks. Thousands of Americans, a decade after...

The Obama administration has announced some changes to the visa waiver program, which allows travelers from some 38 countries including France, Belgium and other European countries, to come to the U.S. without a visa. The White House announced several steps, including attempting better tracking of past travel, fines for airlines that don't verify passport data, assisting other countries on the screening of refugees and with border security. It is also promising reports to the president in two...

After meeting with his national security team, President Obama made a public statement that there is no specific, credible threat against the U.S. at this time, urging Americans to go about their Thanksgiving activities as usual. Obama acknowledged that the deadly attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 struck a deep chord with many Americans. "Given the shocking images, I know Americans have been asking each other whether it's safe here — whether it's safe to fly or gather," the president said, a fear...

Four days after security levels were raised over a possible terrorist attack, the Belgian capital remains on high alert — but schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening to the public. Police and soldiers were standing guard as life in Brussels returns to something like normal, reports NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton: "After days of rain when commercial and public life almost came to a halt in Brussels, schools have reopened as blue skies struggle to burst through fluffy white clouds,...

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It's still unclear how the U.S. Senate will respond to the House of Representatives' bill that would tighten the vetting process for refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Brussels will remain in a heightened state of security until at least Monday, the country's prime minister Charles Michel said. Schools and universities will reopen Wednesday and the subway system will begin reopening on Wednesday too. Still, said Michel, the country is still facing a "serious and imminent" threat. Since Sunday, authorities have been carrying out raids in an attempt to stop what they suspect is planned Paris-style terrorist attack on Belgium's capital city. So far, the...

Belgian prosecutors say they have arrested 16 people in raids Sunday night, after the city of Brussels spent the second day in a row on high alert. Twenty-two raids were mounted, the prosecutors said — most in Brussels, and several south of the city. No explosives or firearms were recovered in the arrests, prosecutors say, and fugitive Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Paris attacks, was not among those arrested. As we've reported , the Belgian capital has been essentially shut down since...

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Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation voted with the Republican majority in the House of Representatives Thursday to strengthen the vetting procedure for Syrian refugees entering the U.S.

Following a meeting of the Group of 20 in Turkey, Russian president Vladimir Putin signaled that his country's isolation from the West may soon be a thing of the past. Putin said Russia had proposed cooperating with the United States and others in the fight against terrorism, but that the U.S. rebuffed Russia's offer. "Life indeed moves on, often very quickly, and teaches us lessons," Putin said. "It seems to me that everyone is coming around to the realization that we can wage an effective...

Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET Paris is largely shut down Saturday, as investigators work to identify those behind Friday night's coordinated terror attacks, which killed 129 people and wounded more than 350. The Eiffel Tower and other public gathering spaces are closed. This morning, French President Francois Hollande accused the self-proclaimed Islamic State of staging the coordinated attacks, calling them an "act of war." Shortly after his remarks, the extremist group claimed responsibility . In...

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on the federal government to improve security on trains following an attack on a Paris-bound train last week.

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Officials in France and the United States are celebrating the actions of three brave passengers aboard a train who thwarted an attack. Did these passengers do what you're supposed to do in that situation? This hour, we hear from a retired FBI special agent who will tell us how bystanders should respond to violence.

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We all depend on technology and its vast, positive potential on everything from poverty to medicine, but there’s a flip side. As we gear up for the Internet of Things, with greater connections come greater risks.

Lance Cpl. Paula Pineda relaxes at a picnic table not far from her barracks in Camp LeJeune, N.C. She's in a crisp uniform and has a ready smile. It's one of the few breaks she's had in months — and she can finally laugh about Carl. "Carl — our special, heavy, unique dummy," she says. It was back in March, in the heat of the Mojave Desert in California, that Pineda — sweaty and grimy and just 5-foot-2 — struggled to help pull Carl the dummy out of her armored vehicle, along with another...

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While all the other members of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted against it, Jim Himes has been a strong supporter of "fast track" trade authority, which allows the president to negotiate with 11 other Pacific nations.

Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET The Chinese government says U.S. allegations that China is behind a massive cyberattack against the Office of Personnel Management are "counterproductive" and "irresponsible." As we reported Thursday , the U.S. government said that a data breach in April may have exposed the personal information — names and Social Security numbers, birthdates — of nearly 4 million past and current federal employees. Anonymous U.S. officials told several news outlets...

(This post was last updated at 11:09 p.m. ET.) It was a dramatic day on the floor of the United States Senate on Sunday. Unable to overcome parliamentary maneuvers by Sen. Rand Paul, the body adjourned and let three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act expire at midnight. Trying to beat a midnight deadline during a rare Sunday session, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to fast track a House bill that would overhaul the government's bulk collection of...

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If you’ve been to any public school lately, chances are you weren’t able to just walk right in. You have to ring a bell, then you’re either buzzed in or greeted by a security guard or school employee.

A Glimpse Into The Dark Side of Technology

May 14, 2015
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We all depend on technology and its vast, positive potential on everything from poverty to medicine, but there’s a flip side. As we gear up for the Internet of Things, with greater connections come greater risks.

Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service on Wednesday. Clancy has been the agency's acting head since the service's director, Julia Pierson, resigned in October . He is the former leader of the Secret Service's Presidential Protective Division. President Obama's choice of Clancy "is at odds with the recommendations of an outside review panel, which...

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