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Politics Jan 05WATCH: Top U.S. intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking
The Armed Services Committee's cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed by the CIA and FBI directors on the investigation into Russia's alleged hacking efforts.
Politics Dec 01Senate votes unanimously to renew Iran sanctions law
The Senate moved decisively Thursday to renew a decades-old sanctions law that lawmakers said gives the United States the clout to punish Iran should it fail to live up to the terms of the landmark nuclear deal.
Politics Nov 13Giuliani says Trump kids could run ‘blind trust’
A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says it would be "unrealistic" to purge his children from his businesses and hand their control over to an independent trustee.
Politics Sep 28Senate overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill
The Senate has rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.
Politics Sep 09House passes legislation that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
The legislation puts Congress on a collision course with President Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
World Aug 05American accuses Congo officials of unlawful arrest, torture
WASHINGTON — An American security contractor is accusing two top-ranking Congolese officials of ordering his detention and torture, declaring in a lawsuit that they demanded he confess falsely to being part of a plot to overthrow the country's government.
World Jul 08World Anti-Doping Agency leader said he lacked authority to pursue Russia
The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says his organization didn't immediately investigate allegations of systematic cheating by the Russian Olympic team because it lacked the authority to conduct such an inquiry.
World Jun 28‘Lone wolf’ terror attacks inspired by ISIS to persist in West, U.S. envoy says
WASHINGTON -- The threat of "lone wolf" acts of terrorism inspired by the Islamic State will persist in the West, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.
Nation Jun 22Senate blocks allowing access to online data without warrant
The Senate has blocked efforts to expand the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists by allowing the FBI to obtain a person's digital fingerprints without first securing a judge's permission.
Nation Jun 10Senate presses ahead on defense bill despite divisions
The Senate is heading toward passage of a defense policy bill that would authorize $602 billion in military spending, prohibit the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and require young women to register for a potential draft.