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May 11, 2015

Exclusive: Widow of slain U.S.-Bangladeshi blogger lashes out at Dhaka

By John Shiffman

(Reuters) – On a recent evening in a Midwestern U.S. city, a middle-aged woman with bandaged arms and a missing thumb entered a crowded restaurant. Nearby, children colored with crayons. Waiters rushed by.

The maimed woman, Rafida Ahmed, scanned the room nervously. The Atlanta financial executive has been hiding since Islamic militants wielding machetes attacked her on Feb. 26 in her native Bangladesh.

May 11, 2015

Widow of slain U.S.-Bangladeshi blogger lashes out at Dhaka

May 10 (Reuters) – On a recent evening in a Midwestern U.S.
city, a middle-aged woman with bandaged arms and a missing thumb
entered a crowded restaurant. Nearby, children colored with
crayons. Waiters rushed by.

The maimed woman, Rafida Ahmed, scanned the room nervously.
The Atlanta financial executive has been hiding since Islamic
militants wielding machetes attacked her on Feb. 26 in her
native Bangladesh.

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Jan 16, 2015

U.S. drug enforcement agency halts huge secret data program

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration has halted a secret, nearly 15-year program that
collected virtually all data on international calls between the
United States and certain countries, according to documents and
officials familiar with the matter.

The sweeping bulk DEA database program was stopped in
September 2013, shortly after elements were revealed by Reuters
and then The New York Times, according to a redacted court
filing made public on Thursday and U.S. officials.

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      "John Shiffman is an enterprise correspondent based in Washington. He is co-author of Priceless, a NYT bestseller published in nine languages, and author of the forthcoming Operation Shakespeare (Simon & Schuster 2014). Contact him at john.shiffman@reuters.com"
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