National Security

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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…

Russia snubs U.S., offers Snowden free parking

By Daniel James Devine
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National Security | Thumbing its nose at the United States, Russia has offered “temporary asylum” to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by…

Midday Roundup: They're screening us, but who's screening them?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Screening the TSA. According to the Government Accountability Office, misconduct among Transportation Security Agency (TSA) workers rose 26 percent in the…

Judge declares Manning a spy and thief but not a traitor

By Leigh Jones
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Military | An Army judge convicted Pfc. Bradley Manning of espionage and theft but acquitted him of the most serious charge—aiding the enemy—stemming from his…

Midday Roundup: Can we have him if we promise not to kill him?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No death penalty for you. Russian President Vladimir Putin still says he won’t extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to face trial on espionage charges. At…

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