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Margaret Brennan

Washington, DC & airplanes
Correspondent — CBS News
As seen in: CBS News, CBS MoneyWatch

CBS News Foreign Affairs Correspondent, White House, world traveler, fmr financial anchor, @UVA, Connecticut Yankee, Sag Harbor native, retired Irish dancer

Twitter announces it has suspended 235,000 terror-linked accounts — Twitter has suspended 235,000 terror-linked accounts over the past six months, according to a new report from the social media giant. The announcement comes after the White House has mounted the pressure on Silicon Valley companies -- including sending out intelligence chiefs to personally lobby California tech firms -- to censor extremists from groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

U.S. sanctions ex-Gitmo detainee who is recruiting militants in Syria — An ex-Gitmo detainee and Russian national named Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov was sanctioned Wednesday by the U.S. as a "foreign terrorist fighter" who is actively recruiting militants online to join the battlefield in Syria. The State Department says Vakhitov is associated with Jaysh al-Muhajirin Wal Ansar, a U.S.-sanctioned terrorist group that previously had ties to ISIS and more recently established ties with al Qaeda.

U.S. diplomats demand action on Syria, Bashar Assad — WASHINGTON -- Fifty-one career diplomats from across the State Department have signed an internal cable calling for a new U.S. policy on Syria, including more direct action against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, CBS News has learned. The cable itself is classified.

Obama increasingly frustrated over lack of action on gun violence — WASHINGTON -- President Obama's national security team briefed him Monday on the latest in the Orlando investigation. Then he talked to reporters in the Oval Office, where he blamed a toxic mix of extremism and easy gun access for the attack.

Family shines light on American POW killed by Hiroshima blast — The images from the aftermath of Hiroshima are haunting, but for Susan Archinski and her husband Tony, they're also personal. The photos are a stark reminder of the American prisoners of war who were trapped in Hiroshima when America detonated the first atomic bomb. One of them was Susan's uncle, Normand Brissette.

CBS exclusive: Family of American security contractor jailed in Congo pleads for his freedom — Hundreds of police and military officers suddenly appeared at the rally in the southeast Congo city of Lumumbashi in late April, and the mood of the Congolese crowd swiftly shifted from celebration to tension. Caught in the middle of the mob were four American security contractors, including 48 year-old Darryl Lewis, a former U.S.

For Holocaust survivor, reparations are a little late — BOCA RATON, Fla. -- This was a week of remembrance for the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, thousands of whom were transported to Nazi death camps aboard French trains. Now, for the first time, the U.S. State Department, in conjunction with France, will distribute $60 million in reparations.

Saudi officials give Obama chilly reception in Riyadh — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama met for two hours Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's new king at a time when the friendship between the two nations is strained, to say the least. That was obvious when Air Force One landed in Riyadh.

Saudi officials: U.S. relations won't improve until Obama leaves office — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama met for two hours Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's new king at a time when the friendship between the two nations is strained, to say the least. That was obvious when Air Force One landed in Riyadh.

Obama warns of ISIS' potential nuclear ambitions at summit — WASHINGTON-- At a 50-nation nuclear security summit meeting today, President Barack Obama said the international community holds 2,000 tons of nuclear material and that if even a small amount fell into the wrong hands, that could be catastrophic. "The danger of a terrorist group obtaining and using a nuclear weapon is one of the greatest threats to global security," the president said.
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @clarissaward: Worth noting- Muslims at beaches full of bikini clad women (even if they wear burqinis) r unlikely to be extremists 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @statedeptspox: .@JohnKerry will travel to #Geneva to meet with Russian FM Lavrov Friday, Aug 26. Will discuss conflict in #Syria & #Uk

Aug 21, 2016

RT @ChrisMurphyCT: I'm infuriated by the news of last night's mass shooting in #Bridgeport, which left 13 people wounded.

Aug 21, 2016

RT @SyrCoalition: Remember #summer 2013.#Assad gassed people while they were sleeping.1477death 400childrens #AssadChemicals💀#Syria

Aug 20, 2016

In call with Ukraine's @poroshenko, @VP noted surge in fighting in east involving Russian-separatist forces is at highest level since 2015

Aug 20, 2016

RT @mollymhunter: His father (via @rafsanchez) & activists in #Syria confirm #Omran's older brother, Ali, died of his wounds from the same…

Aug 20, 2016

RT @JulietMacur: Simone Biles, a 4x gold medalist in Rio, was selected to carry U.S. flag at the closing ceremony. Her fellow Team USA members picked her.

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