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File photo of Osama bin Laden. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bin Laden: Al-Qaida Killed Too Many Innocent Muslims

In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.

05/03/2012

File photo of TSA agents. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

TSA Defends Pat-Down Of 4-Year-Old Girl At Kansas Airport

The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

04/25/2012

Photo of Dina Frank. (Photo by CBS 2)

Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with Cerebral Palsy.

04/25/2012

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen inside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Muslim: FBI Made Interrogators Torture Me In United Arab Emirates

A Muslim American seeking asylum in Sweden claimed Wednesday he was detained at the U.S. government’s request while in the United Arab Emirates last summer, tortured in custody and interrogated about the activities of a Portland mosque.

04/18/2012

A passenger is patted down by a Transportation Security Administration agent on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Video Captures Woman Sobbing Uncontrollably During TSA Pat Down

A video catches a woman shaking and sobbing uncontrollably while being frisked by a Transportation Security Administration agent.

04/16/2012

Undocumented Guatemalan immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight to Guatemala City, Guatemala at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on June 24, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

More Than 3,100 Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Nationwide Sweep

The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or otherwise considered fugitives or threats to national security. It was part of a six-day nationwide sweep that the government described as the largest of its kind.

04/02/2012

Atomic cloud rises July 25, 1946 during the "Baker Day" blast at Bikini Island in the Pacific. (credit: National Archive/Newsmakers)

Report Finds Nuclear Bomb Would Be “Pretty Survivable” In D.C.

This is what the U.S. government imagines would happen if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb just blocks away from the White House: The explosion would destroy everything in every direction within one-half mile.

03/27/2012

Men participate in Friday Prayer at the Omar Mosque on Feb. 24, 2012 in Paterson, N.J. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

ACLU: FBI Secretly Used Muslim Outreach To Collect Intel On Religious Activities

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday released records it obtained from the FBI division in San Francisco that showed the bureau secretly used its Muslim outreach efforts to collect intelligence on religious activities protected by the Constitution.

03/27/2012

File photo of New York Police Department officers. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD: Iran Operatives Have Conducted Surveillance At New York Landmarks

A senior New York Police Department official says law enforcement has interviewed at least 13 people since 2005 with ties to Iran’s government who were seen taking pictures of New York City landmarks. Police consider the activity to be pre-operational surveillance.

03/21/2012

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