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China's Cyber Spying

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May 28, 1999
Threats of state-sponsored cyber spying from China are nothing new. In 1999, Congress released a report alleging China was responsible for years of espionage and stealing U.S. nuclear secrets. As Haynes Johnson explained on Washington Week, the threat didn't come from traditional spies, but was a threat "in cyberspace." "It's about computers," he said.
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U.S. Prods China on North Korea, Saying Soft Approach Has Failed

January 8, 2016
David Sanger, Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
In a striking public rebuke of China, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Beijing on Thursday that its effort to rein in North Korea had been a failure and that something had to change in its handling of the isolated country it has supported for the past six decades.
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Obama tries to define his legacy abroad -- while the rest of the world tests it

September 29, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
With his time dwindling on the global stage, President Obama is seizing every moment of this week’s gathering of world leaders here to define his misunderstood worldview -- before it defines him.

Speaker John Boehner Resigns, Pope Francis’ U.S. Tour & Obama Hosts President Xi Jinping

September 25, 2015
Speaker Boehner to resign in October, Pope Francis addresses Congress, Obama hosts Chinese president Xi Jinping and Scott Walker drops out of the 2016 race.
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Hackers Took Fingerprints of 5.6 Million U.S. Workers, Government Says

September 24, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
Just a day before the arrival of President Xi Jinping here for a meeting with President Obama that will be focused heavily on limiting cyberespionage, the Office of Personnel Management said Wednesday that the hackers who stole security dossiers from the agency also got the fingerprints of 5.6 million federal employees.
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Hillary Clinton Declares "Women's Rights are Human Rights"

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September 8, 1995
As Hillary Clinton continues her campaign to be the first female president of the United States, we look back at her speech as First Lady to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing 20 years ago. "If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all," Clinton declared in September 1995.
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Global market chaos throws Federal Reserve's rate hike plan into doubt

August 26, 2015
Jim Tankersley, Ylan Mui | The Washington Post
The Federal Reserve had expected to begin withdrawing its support for the nation’s economic recovery this year, but mounting evidence of a global slowdown could extend the era of easy money.
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White House: Treasury closely monitoring markets

August 25, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
White House spokesman Josh Earnest commented on the interconnected global economy.
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Obama Administration Warns Beijing About Covert Agents Operating in U.S.

August 17, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Dan Levin | The New York Times
The Obama administration has delivered a warning to Beijing about the presence of Chinese government agents operating secretly in the United States to pressure prominent expatriates — some wanted in China on charges of corruption — to return home immediately, according to American officials.
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