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Nation Feb 12U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing, FBI director says
WASHINGTON — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.
Politics Jan 28Senate begins hearings for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.
Politics Jan 15Holder calls for better data on police use of force
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping on how often police officers use force and are themselves attacked, saying the current data is incomplete and inadequate.
Nation Jan 14FBI beefs up resources against foreign corruption
The FBI is stepping up efforts against international corruption, creating new squads to search for bribery cases that are rooted overseas but reach to the United States.
World Jan 052 men charged in U.S. in attempted Gambia coup
WASHINGTON -- Two men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government in the tiny West African nation of Gambia, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Nation Dec 31Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking
Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking answers from the Obama administration about the use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.
World Dec 19Obama: ‘Sony made a mistake’ in shelving ‘The Interview’
The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The FBI announcement Friday is the first official statement blaming the isolated country for the cyber-attack.
World Dec 16How the Islamic State lures Westerners with a humanitarian approach
WASHINGTON — The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash. Authorities intercepted them in…
Politics Dec 14CIA report revives legal debate on harsh interrogation methods
When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical.
Nation Dec 12Justice Department won’t compel journalist James Risen to reveal anonymous source
A source familiar with the case says the Justice Department will not compel New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about his source at an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information.