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FILE - This June 18, 2013 file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., listening to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. An American citizen who is a member of Al Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year. The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he’s an American citizen and the Justice Department must build a case against him, a task it has not completed. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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