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Politics May 07Trump defends CIA nominee, saying she is ‘tough on terror’
President Donald Trump on Monday defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation program and arguing Democrats want her out because she "is too tough on terror."…
Politics Apr 17Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director
The Senate intelligence committee is expected to have a confirmation hearing for Haspel in coming weeks, followed by a vote in the full Senate.
Politics Mar 17Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee’s black site past
Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.
World Jan 30Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order announcing his intent to keep the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open, the White House announced Tuesday.
Politics Jan 11House OKs foreign surveillance program, sends bill to Senate
Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the House 256-164 and now heads to the Senate.
Nation Jan 09Trump orders intelligence agencies to develop rules for naming U.S. citizens in classified reports
The issue prompted a heated partisan debate after Republicans alleged that Obama administration officials improperly shared the identities of members of Trump's presidential transition team mentioned in intelligence reports.
World Nov 25Extremists go Hollywood to recruit ‘heroes’ in their ranks
The Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis' character in "Die Hard."…
Nation Nov 03National Archives releases more JFK assassination records
It's the third public release so far this year.
Nation Oct 04More CIA agents being deployed around the world, director says
Director Mike Pompeo didn't elaborate on how many more agents are being sent into the field, but he said it's important to get personnel closer to where adversaries are training and preparing to "take America down." He has said before…
Politics Oct 02Trial begins for suspected mastermind of Benghazi attacks
A trial of the suspected mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks will unfold this week in a federal courtroom in Washington, three years after he was captured by U.S. special forces in Libya and brought to the U.S. on…