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Holder says drone strikes since 2009 have killed four U.S. citizens
On the eve of a major address by President Barack Obama on his counterterrorism policy, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that drone strikes since 2009 had killed four Americans overseas – one of whom, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was targeted in Yemen because he’d planned and was planning terrorist attacks on the United States – principally the plot to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Eve 2009.
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Woman pleads for life on 911 call, police come 50 minutes later
The family of Dallas woman Deanna Cook is outraged it took police almost one hour to respond to her call for help, while she was being attacked allegedly by her ex-husband while on the phone with 911. Cook’s family discovered her body two days later. The family says her death exposes a larger problem – a broken emergency response system that fails to take domestic violence seriously, especially in minority neighborhoods. Kate Snow’s full report airs Friday, May 17 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Breaking Barriers: U.S. minority leaders
From the first Hispanic governor (in 1853) to the first African-American to be elected president, learn about how ethnic barriers have been broken in the United States through the years.