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Oklahoma beheading suspect likely radicalized behind bars, say experts

The family of Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen has expressed shock at how the ex-con raised in a Christian home could have committed such a gruesome crime, but experts who have long warned about links between terrorist groups and the prison culture believe the seeds of his Islamic radicalization may have been planted behind bars.

White House breach spurs lethal force debate

The stunning White House security breach in which an intruder led officers on a chase through the residence earlier this month has raised a basic question from lawmakers and others -- why didn't the officers use lethal force?