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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a new financial system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his Treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 16, 2019 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The chairman of a House panel investigating the market power of big tech companies says Congress and antitrust regulators wrongly allowed them to regulate themselves. That enabled companies...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A high-profile raid at the home of an NSA contractor seemed to be linked to the devastating leak of U.S. government hacking tools. Three years later, the case is being resolved but whoever was behind the leak of the hacking tools remains a mystery with significant national security implications. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 06, 2019 - 8:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — About three years ago, federal agents descended on a Maryland house and spent hours questioning the homeowner about what a prosecutor would later call the theft of secret government documents on a "breathtaking scale ." The suspect, Harold Martin, was a contractor for the National...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, a flame burns at the Shell Deer Park oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas. Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 22, 2019 - 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 13, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. In a tweet late Monday, June 17, 2019, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin removing millions of people who are in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 13, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference and Republicans struggling to defend his comments...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. House intelligence committee has issued subpoenas for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 13, 2019 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into Russia election meddling (all times local): 9 a.m. The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to two people familiar with the deal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2019 - 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their...
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FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan. South Korean agencies said Tuesday, June 11, 2019, they could not confirm a report that Kim Jong Nam was a U.S. intelligence source and had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated there in 2017. (AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 11, 2019 - 3:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean agencies said Tuesday they could not confirm a report that the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a U.S. intelligence source and had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated there in 2017. Officials at South Korea...
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Intelligence Council counselor Peter Kiemel speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on national security implications of climate change on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 05, 2019 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials warned Congress on Wednesday about the threat to national security from melting ice in the Arctic as Russia and other adversaries take advantage of the increasing possibilities for shipping and other commercial activity that will emerge as a result of a...
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FILE - This July 2 2010 file photo, shows Ruiz Mones, from left to right, Vicente Meli, former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, former army Gen. Luciano Benjamin Menendez, Gustavo Alsina, Pino Cano, and Calixto Flores in court where they are are being tried for the alleged murders of 31 political prisoners in Cordoba, Argentina. Thousands were tortured, killed and forcibly disappeared in a government-sponsored crackdown on leftist dissidents during Argentina’s 1976-1983 “dirty war.” (AP Photo/Osvaldo Ruiz, File)
May 30, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Agents of Argentina's dictatorship on Aug. 20, 1976 dynamited the bodies of 30 people who had been detained as dissidents in a blast that spread their remains over a wide radius. The grisly details about the explosion that tore apart the bodies of 10 women and 20 men...
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive for a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 28, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, said he fears Trump is giving Barr...
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