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Report: NSA Director To Step Down in April

October 16, 2013 National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and his number two are on the way out, according to a new Reuters report. Reuters' Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball report the Army General will be out as head of the spy agency by next March or April at the very latest....

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FBI Releases Chilling Security Camera Footage of Navy Yard Shooter

September 25, 2013 Video footage just released by the FBI shows 34-year-old Aaron Alexis as he entered the D.C. Navy Yard before the shooting began. The video is part of this full report released by the FBI, that includes everything the agency knows about Alexis so far. The report has detailed pictures of...

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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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