National Security

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Midday Roundup: Former NSA chief caught giving ‘private’ interview on train

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Loose lips. A former National Security Administration director learned the hard way Thursday not to have private conversations on a crowded Amtrak train.

NSA phone tapping scandal puts U.S.-German relations on hold

By Daniel James Devine
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National Security | Leaders in Germany, a major European power and an ally of the United States, changed their usually friendly tune this week after learning the National…

Midday Roundup: Obama admits ‘no excuse’ for healthcare exchange problems

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Glitch gripes. President Barack Obama today bemoaned the technical difficulties of launching the national health insurance website healthcare.gov.

Midday Roundup: Are Republicans ready to make a deal?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let’s deal. House Republicans are ready to make a deal on raising the nation’s debt ceiling, at least temporarily. According to unnamed sources, House…

Midday Roundup: Navy Yard investigators ask ultimate question—why?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Why? The investigation into yesterday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has now turned to the gunman’s motives. Unnamed sources told the…

Midday Roundup: NSA bores ‘gobsmacking’ security hole in the internet

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Nothing to hide? The latest leaks from former CIA analyst Edward Snowden reveal U.S. and British spy agencies have cracked encryption codes used to keep…

Midday Roundup: New NSA leaks reveal budget details

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Big budget, big reveal. New classified documents leaked by former CIA analyst Edward Snowden reveal the nation’s intelligence agency and the National…

Midday Roundup: Manning says he’s a woman, expects presidential pardon

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ms. Manning? Bradley Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence officer sentenced to 35 years for stealing classified documents announced through his lawyers…

Globe Trot: Pakistan’s Musharraf indicted for Benazir Bhutto murder

By Mindy Belz
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International | A Pakistani court has indicted former President Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The charges come as Nawaz…

Globe Trot: Giving Egyptians a spoon?

By Mindy Belz
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International | For the first time in 1,600 years, prayers were not held Sunday in Egypt’s Virgin Mary Monastery near Asyut. One of the oldest monasteries in the world, it…

Surveillance rules more like surveillance suggestions

By Daniel James Devine
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National Security | It’s the latest bombshell from the Edward Snowden files: A classified internal audit shows the National Security Agency (NSA) broke government rules…

Midday Roundup: Need a night light? Try a glow-in-the-dark bunny.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sorry now. U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning apologized Wednesday for leaking classified documents about U.S. military operations and diplomatic efforts, telling…

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