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Following an order to answer certified questions posed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, today the Oklahoma State Supreme Court “issued a strained and abortion-oriented decision in a case involving common-sense regulations that protect women from abortion industry abuses,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the U.S. government’s targeted killing program, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad, The Washington Post reported after a review of documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.
In one instance, an email sent by the wife of an Osama bin Laden associate contained clues as to her husband’s whereabouts and led to a CIA drone strike that killed him in Pakistan in October 2012, the Post reported in its online edition Wednesday night.
Confidential Justice Department Memo: Drone Strikes on American Citizens With Suspected Terror Ties OK
The U.S. government is authorized to order the killing of any American citizen who is believed to be a “senior operational” leader of al-Qaeda or “an associated force” regardless of whether that person poses an immediate national security threat, according to a confidential Justice Department memo.