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Bangladeshi police stop a motorist for checking in front of the U.S. embassy building that remained closed due to security threat in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

US posts in Muslim world will remain closed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said Sunday, citing “an abundance of caution.” State […]

08/04/2013

Map shows U.S. embassies and consulates that will close. (AP Photo)

Terror threat: Senator cites increased ‘chatter’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the weekend closures of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world was “the most serious threat” he’d seen in […]

08/04/2013

The sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency’s secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records Wednesday night after a fierce debate pitting privacy rights against the […]

07/24/2013

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 2 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, FBI handout (AP Photo)

Congressman says Boston suspects had cache of explosives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects had collected pipe bombs, grenades and improvised explosive devices before they confronted police.

04/19/2013

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White House threatens veto on cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday threatened a veto against a House bill intended to improve cybersecurity through information-sharing, warning lawmakers that the president won’t sign the measure unless changes are made.

04/16/2013

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Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has drastically trimmed the budget for U.S. spies and satellites for 2013, though not quite as deeply as the White House wanted.

12/31/2012

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