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The Justice Department's AP Leaker Was an Ex-FBI Agent

September 24, 2013 Former FBI bomb technician Donald Sachtleben, a 55-year-old who was arrested last year for distributing child pornography, has been identified as the source for the Associated Press story about a foiled Al Qaeda terrorist plot that led the Justice Department to snoop on AP reporters' phone records. The Justice Department ...

It Took Hackers This Long to Crack the iPhone's Fingerprint Security

September 23, 2013 The iPhone 5S was released to the general public on Friday. Little more than 48 hours later, a group of hackers found a way to bypass the device's fingerprint-based security system that doesn't involve messy decapitation. The Chaos Computer Club's Starbug was able to get past the iPhone's 5S TouchID ...

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What It's Like to Work for a Background Check Contractor

September 23, 2013 The contractor responsible for vetting Edward Snowden in 2011 and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis in 2007, already under criminal investigation for "routine" background check failures, is coming under fire about the way they handle information and operate. Workers are expected to turn out clearances and fast as humanly possible, ...

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Hillary Clinton's Not in a Hurry to Run for President

September 23, 2013 Hillary Clinton has spoken for the first time since leaving her post as secretary of State and no, she still hasn't decided whether or not she will run for president in 2016, but Clinton does admit the Oval Office is on her mind. "I do," wrestle with the idea of ...

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Report Says Budget Cuts Led to Security Lapses at Navy Yard

September 17, 2013 The Navy reportedly allowed security to loosen at the D.C. Navy Yard and other facilities in an effort to cut costs, a soon-to-be-released government audit will reveal, and the Navy is already ordering a complete security review at all facilities. Time's Alex Rogers reports an upcoming audit from the Pentagon ...

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What We Know About the Navy Yard Victims

September 17, 2013 This story has been updated. As the dust begins to settle in Washington, D.C., after Monday's tragic Navy Yard shooting that left 13 dead, including the shooter, the focus finally turns toward the victims lost. He's what little we know about the victims so far. Name: Michael Arnold, 59 Family: ...

BREAKING: Shooting Inside Washington Navy Yard

September 16, 2013 Multiple people were shot at the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning and the shooter is "still active," according to multiple reports. Per the Navy's official release, an active shooter entered the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building around 8:20 a.m. Monday morning, where roughly 3,000 people work. The Metropolitan Police ...

Kerry and Lavrov Agree on a Deal to Solve Syria's Chemical Weapons Problem

September 14, 2013 The U.S. and Russia agreed on a deal to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria despite their complicated relationship status. The deal, should it work, doesn't necessarily satisfy the Syrian opposition but it does put the most international pressure on Syria since the conflict began. Secretary of State John Kerry and ...

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Assad Presents His Defense Against the U.S.

September 9, 2013 Syrian President Bashar al Assad defended himself publicly to the United States in an interview with Charlie Rose, claiming that the U.S. doesn't have "a single shred" of evidence tying him to the August 21 chemical attacks, and that we should "expect every action" in retaliation if the United States ...

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The State Department Will Send Someone to North Korea to Rescue Kenneth Bae

August 28, 2013 For the first time in two years, the State Department is sending an official representative to North Korea in an attempt to broker the release of jailed American citizen Kenneth Bae. Bob King, the special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, will make the trip on Friday. He'll ask ...