Brian Naylor NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk.

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U.S. Visa Rules May Burden Relatives Abroad, Advocates Say

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Carly Fiorina's Start In Business Began In Washington, D.C.

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After Killing Of Cecil, White House Enacts Protections For Lions

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) speaks at a year-end news conference, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 18. The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds the government, by a vote of 65-33. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm On Cybersecurity Provision In Spending Bill

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After recent terrorist attacks, social media companies are under pressure to do more to stop messaging from terrorist groups. Patrick George/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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What Can — Or Should — Internet Companies Do To Fight Terrorism?

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FAA Announces New Registration Guidelines For Drones

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U.S. To Launch Alert System For Terror Threats

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Senators Move To Tighten Visa Waiver Program; Concede Issues Exist

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A biologist holds a slide prepared for testing in a micro array for biological hazards at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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U.S. Bioterrorism-Detection Program Is Unreliable, Report Finds

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Passengers wait to get their passports checked at Miami International Airport earlier this year. The visa waiver program allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year, with much less screening than refugees receive. Getty Images hide caption

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4 Things To Know About Visa Waivers And Security

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Syrian refugee Hussam Alroustom, who fled with his wife and two young children, looks over a booklet with identification information in his family's apartment in Jersey City, N.J., in September. The U.S. has resettled around 1,800 refugees from Syria in the past two years. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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4 Things To Know About The Vetting Process For Syrian Refugees

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Russian Jetliner Disaster Renews Airport Security Concerns

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IRS May Soon Use Private Debt Collectors

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