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The Washington Times
Leon Rodriguez, immigration director, defends refugee vettingRefugees can be admitted to the U.S. without any corroborating documents or phy
Leon Rodriguez, immigration director, defends refugee vetting
The Washington Times / Posted an hour ago
Refugees can be admitted to the U.S. without any corroborating documents or physical evidence, the chief of the immigration service told Congress on Wednesday — though he insisted that’s not the typical situation. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S.... Read more
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The News & Observer
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases
The News & Observer / Posted 2 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
FBI: Hackers target at least 2 states' voter registration databases | 2016 Presidential ElectionComey said the FBI had also detected a variety of "scanning activities," which
FBI: Hackers target at least 2 states' voter registration databases | 2016 Presidential Election
Dallas Morning News / Posted 2 hours ago
Comey said the FBI had also detected a variety of "scanning activities," which he said are an early indication of hacking. "We are urging the states just to make sure that their deadbolts are thrown and their locks are on and to get the best... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
British Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling to Coachella Valley to Sexually Abuse Teen Boys; Agrees to 13 Years in Prisonwith dual citizenship pleaded guilty Wednesday to traveling to the Coachella Va
British Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling to Coachella Valley to Sexually Abuse Teen Boys; Agrees to 13 Years in Prison
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 3 hours ago
with dual citizenship pleaded guilty Wednesday to traveling to the Coachella Valley to try and have sex with pre-teen boys, officials announced. A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock) Paul Charles Wilkins,... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas lawmakers criticize border surge for moving crime but not stopping it(Texas Tribune) -- The $800 million border security operation passed by state l
Texas lawmakers criticize border surge for moving crime but not stopping it
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 3 hours ago
(Texas Tribune) -- The $800 million border security operation passed by state lawmakers has helped seal off parts of the state’s southern border. But the surge has also made the rest of the area more of a hotbed for illegal activity, the state’s top... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama administration wants to use IRS to hawk Obamacareuse the IRS to hawk Obamacare, drawing fire from Republicans, who fear Presiden
Obama administration wants to use IRS to hawk Obamacare
The Washington Times / Posted 4 hours ago
use the IRS to hawk Obamacare, drawing fire from Republicans, who fear President Obama is turning the tax agency into part of his political operation by enlisting it in the health care effort. Administration officials want to use IRS files to... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Veteran refused Social Security benefitsCHARLOTTE - Phil Sommers says he's paid Social Security taxes for 48 years and
Veteran refused Social Security benefits
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 4 hours ago
CHARLOTTE - Phil Sommers says he's paid Social Security taxes for 48 years and now he's 65 years old and ready to retire with his wife, Mari, but said he's being denied his Social Security benefits. "It doesn't make sense. They took the money. Now... Read more
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Philly.com
Unfounded reports of gunman shake Willow Grove mallThe calls to Abington police Tuesday night were the kind to send officers scram
Unfounded reports of gunman shake Willow Grove mall
Philly.com / Posted 4 hours ago
The calls to Abington police Tuesday night were the kind to send officers scrambling: a report of a man with a gun at the Willow Grove Park Mall. Police rushed to the scene and, after a quick investigation, determined the reports to be unfounded, a... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 5 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases
Hawaii News Now / Posted 5 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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The Seattle Times
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking “very, very hard” at
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking “very, very hard” at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey’s comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at
FBI director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 5 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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Newsmax
FBI Director: More 'Attempted Intrusions' in Voter Databaseswhat was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at
FBI Director: More 'Attempted Intrusions' in Voter Databases
Newsmax / Posted 5 hours ago
what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Hackers have attempted more intrusions into voter databases, FBI director saysintrusions into voter registration databases since those reported this summer,
Hackers have attempted more intrusions into voter databases, FBI director says
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 hours ago
intrusions into voter registration databases since those reported this summer, the FBI director said Wednesday, and federal officials are urging state authorities to gird their systems against possible other attacks. Testifying before the House... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hackers have attempted more intrusions into voter databases, FBI director saysintrusions into voter registration databases since those reported this summer,
Hackers have attempted more intrusions into voter databases, FBI director says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 hours ago
intrusions into voter registration databases since those reported this summer, the FBI director said Wednesday, and federal officials are urging state authorities to gird their systems against possible other attacks. Testifying before the House... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
Import Export: Martín Esquivel-Hernandez travelled more than 5,000 miles to be with his family, but five years later he faces deportationAt 6 p.m. on a late-summer day in 2011, in a slum in the Álvaro Obregón distric
Import Export: Martín Esquivel-Hernandez travelled more than 5,000 miles to be with his family, but five years later he faces deportation
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 8 hours ago
At 6 p.m. on a late-summer day in 2011, in a slum in the Álvaro Obregón district of Mexico City, the garage on the bottom floor of Alma Brigido’s cinderblock home was set ablaze. The Brigido family had recently renovated the garage into a bedroom for... Read more
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NJ.com
Police uncover cigarette sales scheme in Newark, authorities sayNEWARK — The victim of a Newark carjacking turned out to be a suspect in an inv
Police uncover cigarette sales scheme in Newark, authorities say
NJ.com / Posted 10 hours ago
NEWARK — The victim of a Newark carjacking turned out to be a suspect in an investigation that led authorities to seize two vehicles, a haul of counterfeit cigarette tax stamps and more than $18,000, authorities said Wednesday. Merysol Mendez-Reyes,... Read more
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ABC News
Hackers Still Targeting Election Systems, FBI Director Warns“There have been a variety of scanning activities, which is a preamble for pote
Hackers Still Targeting Election Systems, FBI Director Warns
ABC News / Posted 10 hours ago
“There have been a variety of scanning activities, which is a preamble for potential intrusion activities, as well as some attempted intrusions at voter registration databases beyond those we knew about in July and August,” Comey told the House... Read more
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NBC News
Were the Russians behind the massive Yahoo email hack?The hack of more than a half billion Yahoo email accounts was motivated by espi
Were the Russians behind the massive Yahoo email hack?
NBC News / Posted 10 hours ago
The hack of more than a half billion Yahoo email accounts was motivated by espionage, not profit, according to an independent cybersecurity firm report released Wednesday, which contends that an Eastern European state-sponsored actor appears to have... Read more
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NBC News
Within two years, the FBI will have a police use of deadly force databaseThe FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instan
Within two years, the FBI will have a police use of deadly force database
NBC News / Posted 10 hours ago
The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Wednesday at a congressional hearing that reflected the sustained political interest in the... Read more
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Philly.com
Donald Trump's stump speechya. I’m going home,” Trump said. “No,” Trump said. “We’re doing it the right w
Donald Trump's stump speech
Philly.com / Posted 12 hours ago
ya. I’m going home,” Trump said. “No,” Trump said. “We’re doing it the right way. And frankly, when they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising I don’t have to because I do it the old-fashioned way. I come into your neighborhood,... Read more
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MLive.com
Jeweler charged with slowly stealing $4 million in platinum from supplierDETROIT — A wholesale jeweler who had access to a supplier's armored vault for
Jeweler charged with slowly stealing $4 million in platinum from supplier
MLive.com / Posted 15 hours ago
DETROIT — A wholesale jeweler who had access to a supplier's armored vault for nearly a decade is accused of slowly stealing 4,000-ounces of platinum. Gregory Koukoudian, of Berkley, is accused of not only stealing the platinum valued around $4... Read more
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CBS News
Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think soA United Nations working group is getting into the fray on U.S. racial discrimi
Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so
CBS News / Posted 19 hours ago
A United Nations working group is getting into the fray on U.S. racial discrimination. After 14 years, and 20 days of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities, it has issued its... Read more
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FOX News
Fbi Doc Dump On Email Case Reveals Role Of 'Confidential' Clinton AideWhen Romanian hacker “Guccifer” breached Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blume
Fbi Doc Dump On Email Case Reveals Role Of 'Confidential' Clinton Aide
FOX News / Posted 21 hours ago
When Romanian hacker “Guccifer” breached Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email account in 2013, it set off an explosive chain of events among a tight circle of Clinton family aides – including one “confidential assistant” whose... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Man with concealed rifle arrested near downtown Portland courthouse faces federal chargearea around the federal courthouse in Portland earlier this month is facing a f
Man with concealed rifle arrested near downtown Portland courthouse faces federal charge
OregonLive.com / Posted yesterday
area around the federal courthouse in Portland earlier this month is facing a federal firearm charge, court records show. Department of Homeland Security officers arrested Matthew Thomas Mglej on Sept. 15 as he approached the Mark O. Hatfield... Read more
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Breitbart
DHS Chief Jeh Johnson Confirms Successful 'Cyber-Intrusions' into 'Voter Registration Rolls'Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday th
DHS Chief Jeh Johnson Confirms Successful 'Cyber-Intrusions' into 'Voter Registration Rolls'
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday that there have been successful “cyber-intrusions” into U.S. voter registration rolls. Johnson made the stunning admission while under questioning from Montana Sen. Jon... Read more
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Breitbart
James Comey: I Am a 'Deeply Flawed and Fallible Human Being' Who Did Not Stop Terroristsattacks before they happened. Comey made the admission while being interrogated
James Comey: I Am a 'Deeply Flawed and Fallible Human Being' Who Did Not Stop Terrorists
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
attacks before they happened. Comey made the admission while being interrogated Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Comey faced pointed questions about recent terrorist shootings and bombings in... Read more
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FOX News
Fbi Doc Dump On Email Case Reveals Role Of 'Confidential' Clinton AideWhen Romanian hacker “Guccifer” breached Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blume
Fbi Doc Dump On Email Case Reveals Role Of 'Confidential' Clinton Aide
FOX News / Posted yesterday
When Romanian hacker “Guccifer” breached Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email account in 2013, it set off an explosive chain of events among a tight circle of Clinton family aides – including one “confidential assistant” whose... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US prison investors may be rewarded if they keep their nerveREUTERS: Investors in U.S. privately owned prisons may be rewarded if they keep
US prison investors may be rewarded if they keep their nerve
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
REUTERS: Investors in U.S. privately owned prisons may be rewarded if they keep their stocks given sector watchers have said presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would have difficulty realizing her goal of doing away with for-profit... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. prison investors may be rewarded if they keep their nerveRepublican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. pre
U.S. prison investors may be rewarded if they keep their nerve
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Rick... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Appeals court allows Sen. Menendez to take arguments to Supreme CourtAfter rejecting Sen. Bob Menendez’s attempts to have most of his corruption ind
Appeals court allows Sen. Menendez to take arguments to Supreme Court
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
After rejecting Sen. Bob Menendez’s attempts to have most of his corruption indictment thrown out, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Monday gave the New Jersey Democrat time to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his arguments. Federal... Read more
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The Signal
Homeland security officers arrest alleged fugitives in Canyon CountryThose arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers during Oper
Homeland security officers arrest alleged fugitives in Canyon Country
The Signal / Posted yesterday
Those arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers during Operation Safe Nation included: •An individual from East Africa previously under investigation for his suspected association with individuals of national security interest.... Read more
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FOX Business
Cca To Lay Off Staff, Cut Costs Amid Criticism Of Private PrisonsCorrections Corporation of America announced a plan to lay off 12% of headquart
Cca To Lay Off Staff, Cut Costs Amid Criticism Of Private Prisons
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
Corrections Corporation of America announced a plan to lay off 12% of headquarters staff and cut other costs Tuesday, as the company continues to face fallout from criticism of the use of private prisons in the U.S. CCA said Tuesday afternoon that it... Read more
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FOX Business
Cca To Lay Off Staff, Cut Costs Amid Criticism Of Private PrisonsCorrections Corporation of America announced a plan to lay off 12% of headquart
Cca To Lay Off Staff, Cut Costs Amid Criticism Of Private Prisons
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
Corrections Corporation of America announced a plan to lay off 12% of headquarters staff and cut other costs Tuesday, as the company continues to face fallout from criticism of the use of private prisons in the U.S. CCA said Tuesday afternoon that it... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Sheriff's new dog sniffs out computer drives in child-porn investigations Crime & Safety Headlines The newest member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s
Sheriff's new dog sniffs out computer drives in child-porn investigations
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Crime & Safety Headlines The newest member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office can sniff out flash drives, SD cards and other electronics that criminals use to hide child... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
ICE Arrests 51 Individuals During 6-day Operation in Va, DCImmigration and Customs Enforcement:WASHINGTON – Fifty-one individuals were arr
ICE Arrests 51 Individuals During 6-day Operation in Va, DC
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted yesterday
Immigration and Customs Enforcement:WASHINGTON – Fifty-one individuals were arrested in Virginia and Washington, D.C., by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers during a six-day operation... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US established working group to stop Middle East migrant smugglersWASHINGTON: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a S
US established working group to stop Middle East migrant smugglers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday the United States was cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants illegally crossing the southern U.S. border. Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and... Read more
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FOX News
At Least 7 Afghan Military Students Awol In Us This Month, Pentagon SaysSeven Afghan students training at U.S. military facilities disappeared just thi
At Least 7 Afghan Military Students Awol In Us This Month, Pentagon Says
FOX News / Posted yesterday
Seven Afghan students training at U.S. military facilities disappeared just this month, the Pentagon confirmed, sparking security fears amid terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota. Four students were considered absent without leave, or... Read more
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NBC News
FBI Director James Comey worries about the rise in a "terrorist diaspora"Intelligence and law enforcement agencies worry that a surge of violent extremi
FBI Director James Comey worries about the rise in a "terrorist diaspora"
NBC News / Posted yesterday
Intelligence and law enforcement agencies worry that a surge of violent extremists will eventually move from ISIS-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq into Western nations with the aim of committing terrorist attacks, FBI Director James Comey told... Read more
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The Hill
DHS head: 750 immigrants granted accidental citizenshipThe actual number of individuals under deportation orders who were accidentally
DHS head: 750 immigrants granted accidental citizenship
The Hill / Posted yesterday
The actual number of individuals under deportation orders who were accidentally given U.S. citizenship is around 750, approximately 100 fewer than a watchdog reported, Department Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson said... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Licenses step up for state drivers, will require more detailed background checksArkansas is set to begin issuing driver's licenses that it says have enhanced s
Licenses step up for state drivers, will require more detailed background checks
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Arkansas is set to begin issuing driver's licenses that it says have enhanced security features and will require more detailed background checks of their bearers, state officials announced Monday. The enhanced driver's license, a long-sought effort... Read more
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Marshall Independent
FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, Iraq— Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that vio
FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, Iraq
Marshall Independent / Posted yesterday
— Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that violent extremists will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress on... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, IraqComey was testifying alongside Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Nich
FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, Iraq
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted yesterday
Comey was testifying alongside Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at a hearing examining threats to national security 15 years after the 9/11 attacks. The hearing took... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, Iraq(AP) - Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned tha
FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, Iraq
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
(AP) - Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that violent militants will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress on... Read more
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ABC News
FBI Chief: Extreme Concern About Fanatics From Syria, IraqLaw enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that viole
FBI Chief: Extreme Concern About Fanatics From Syria, Iraq
ABC News / Posted yesterday
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that violent militants will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday. The... Read more
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The Washington Times
Homegrown terrorists to target concerts, sporting events, DHS warnsU.S.-based terrorists are likely focused on mass killings at festivals, concert
Homegrown terrorists to target concerts, sporting events, DHS warns
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
U.S.-based terrorists are likely focused on mass killings at festivals, concerts, sporting events and other outdoor events, says a confidential report by the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence and analysis branch The Sept. 23 warning was... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threatinspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as tho
Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation’s Homeland Security chief says. While all attacks are difficult to detect and prevent, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Hundreds of jurors report to court in church massacre trialCHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylann Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black pari
Hundreds of jurors report to court in church massacre trial
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylann Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, mostly avoided eye contact Monday with the potential jurors who could give him a death sentence if they convict him of federal... Read more
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NBC Washington
Homeland Chief: Homegrown Attacks an Increasing Threatinspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as tho
Homeland Chief: Homegrown Attacks an Increasing Threat
NBC Washington / Posted yesterday
inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says. While all attacks are difficult to detect and prevent, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson... Read more
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