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FBI chief: Terror group turning to encrypted communications

The Islamic State terror group is increasingly using encrypted communications to recruit troubled Americans and urge them to carry out attacks, FBI Director James Comey is expected to tell Congress on Wednesday. Comey’s testimony is the latest effort by the Obama administration to pressure Silicon Valley companies to enable law enforcement agencies to continue monitoring communications over devices that are increasingly equipped with high-level encryption.

First Firefighters to Arrive at World Trade Center on 9/11 Have a Far Higher Risk of Heart Disease

A study of almost 10,000 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center on September 11 has found those exposed to the dust which emerged from the destroyed buildings were more likely to develop heart problems. As the World Trade Center Collapsed on 9/11, it created a huge cloud of dust. First responders, including firefighters, had to contend with the debris.

US defense department eyes Colorado prisons to hold Guantánamo detainees

A team from the US Defense Department’s policy shop will spend three days this week in Colorado to determine if two prisons in the state might indefinitely hold dozens of Guantánamo detainees. More.

Obama Says of Terrorist Threat: ‘We Will Overcome It’

President Obama sought on Sunday to calm jittery Americans after the terrorist attack last week in California, delivering a prime-time address designed to underscore the government’s campaign against an evolving threat. Speaking from a lectern in the Oval Office, Mr. Obama acknowledged the heightened fears that followed an attack by a married couple last week in San Bernardino, Calif. More.

9/11 Survivor Recalls Unspoken Bond With Victims of Japan's Great Tsunami

When Stephen Kern stood on a seaside mountain last year in Ishinomaki, Japan, he noticed stairs leading down to a barren field that had once been populated. It was, he said, a “lightening bolt moment.” The area had been leveled by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, and the image jolted him back to the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center. More.

A Saudi Imam, 2 Hijackers and Lingering 9/11 Mystery

Inside an opulent palace in Riyadh late one evening in February 2004, two American investigators interrogated a man they believed might hold answers to one of the lingering mysteries of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: What role, if any, did officials in Saudi Arabia’s government play in the plot? More.

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The showdown is scheduled for Wednesday. Proponents of the legislation say they have enough votes for what would be a first: During his nearly two full terms in office, Obama has vetoed nine bills. None has been overridden.

New York Delays Primary by 2 Days