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Letter to White House Returns Presumptive Positive for Cyanide

March 18, 2015
Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine | ABC News
The Secret Service was trying to determine tonight whether a letter sent to the White House contained cyanide. The letter returned a presumptive positive for cyanide, but it was being tested again to confirm the result, the Secret Service said tonight, confirming a story first reported by The Intercept.
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Presidential Hopefuls in New Hampshire, Sen. Menendez Corruption Investigation & President Obama on Jimmy Kimmel Live

March 13, 2015
Scott Walker & Jeb Bush head to New Hampshire, Sen. Bob Menendez faces an investigation for corruption, and President Obama jokes with Jimmy Kimmel

Secret Service Security Breaches, Hillary Clinton's Email Troubles & Political Controversy over Iran Nuclear Negotiations

March 13, 2015
Alcohol-fueled crash at the White House, Hillary Clinton’s private email address & 47 Republicans send letter to Iran
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Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation at White House

March 13, 2015
Carol Leonnig, Peter Hermann | The Washington Post
Two Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence while striking a White House security barricade drove through an active bomb investigation and directly beside the suspicious package, according to current and former government officials familiar with the incident.
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Secret Service agents investigated after car hits White House barricade

March 12, 2015
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week, an agency official said Wednesday.
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Secret Service Conducts Tests to Take Drones Down

March 10, 2015
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Government officials are testing ways to knock the unmanned vehicles out of the sky if necessary.
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Under pressure from Congress, Secret Service deputy director resigns

February 10, 2015
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
The Secret Service said Monday that its second-ranking official was resigning his post, a departure under pressure of one of the last remaining senior managers who had presided over a string of embarrassing security lapses in recent years.
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Some in Congress still unsure if Secret Service has made enough changes at top

January 30, 2015
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out four of its top officials, lawmakers are questioning whether the agency should have ousted one more — its influential second-in-command.
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Drone incident at White House highlights long-studied, still-unsolved security gap

January 27, 2015
Carol Leonnig, Craig Whitlock | The Washington Post
The intrusion by a recreational drone early Monday onto the White House lawn exposed a security gap at the compound that the Secret Service has spent years studying but has so far been unable to fix, according to several officials familiar with the concern.
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