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An American flag and Trump campaign flag fly at a Proud Boys rally. (WTTW News via CNN)

In an op-ed, DePaul University history professor Tom Mockaitis says the president’s failure last week to recognize and condemn violent, far-right groups like the Proud Boys could encourage clashes on Nov. 3.

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An overcrowded hospital in Brooklyn deals with COVID-19 cases. (WTTW News via CNN)

Could hospitals and supermarkets become targets for terror groups looking to exploit the pandemic to advance their racist agenda? We speak with international terrorism expert Robert Pape.

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President Donald Trump’s decision to immediately withdraw all U.S. troops from northern Syria has prompted criticism from politicians, military leaders and others. 

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“I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us. A lot of restraint. That doesn’t mean we’re going to show it in the future,” President Donald Trump said Monday, June 24, 2019 in announcing new economic sanctions against Iran.

New economic sanctions on Iran: will they prevent a military showdown? Robert Pape, director of the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats, offers his insight.

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White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster believes the U.S. is inching closer to war with North Korea.

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What will the new world order look like under Donald Trump? Looking at the president-elect and his foreign policy promises.

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Ukrainian separatists have returned the bodies of those who died in the recent plane crash after much negotiation. We have the latest on the situation in Ukraine after a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down near the Russian border.

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A Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in the politically heated Ukrainian territory. Was it an accident or terrorism? And could the incident touch off new international tensions. 

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The U.S. and its allies are gearing up for a military response against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of large-scale chemical weapons against his own people in Syria’s ongoing civil war. We take a closer look at the escalating tensions.

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The State Department issues a worldwide travel alert and the temporary closure of 19 embassies and consulates. We look at the latest terror threats with Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. View a map of the closures and charts on attacks.

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The FBI says it will go to "the ends of the Earth" to find those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. We hear from security and terrorism experts on what clues we know so far, and how agencies plan for similar attacks.

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In three days, the largest NATO summit in history will be held in Chicago. Defense funding, Afghanistan, and new partnerships will be at the top of the agenda. We look at what the alliance hopes to accomplish this weekend.