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A federal rule requiring background checks doesn't apply to some of those doing business online and at gun shows, like this one put on by the National Rifle Association in April in St. Louis. Changing that exception is one idea that has been floated to the president. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Enrique Marquez is pictured in a courtroom sketch on Dec. 17, the day he was charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. He was indicted on this and other charges on Wednesday. Bill Robles/AP hide caption

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How Eisenhower's Strategies Could Help Obama When It Comes To ISIS

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The Cybersecurity Argument For And Against Device Encryption

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Rural Wyoming Town's First Mosque Sparks Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Support Of Afghan Operation In Sangin

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U.S. Tries To Exploit Islamic State's Financial Weak Spot

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First Mention: Introducing Al-Qaida To The NPR Audience

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Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive To Retake Ramadi From ISIS

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Members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Metropolitan Division participate in a simulation of a Paris-style coordinated attack. The team was tested on response time to converge on this site. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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In Wake Of Attacks, U.S. Cities Step Up Terrorism Simulations

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Shawn Alexander and Ashley Jimenez visit a madrassa in the Los Angeles area. The two police officers are part of the Los Angeles Police Department's counterterrorism bureau, which is focused on fostering community engagement. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Counterterrorism Cops Try To Build Bridges With Muslim Communities

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After 40 Years Of Service, Gen. John Kelly To Retire Next Month

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Behind The Fight To Get The Marines To Update Their Grooming Standards

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Homeland Security Office Uses Community Outreach To Fight Violent Extremism

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