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The U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

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The U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

CIA Spy Planes: APB for Tupac

The CIA has been celebrating anniversaries lately. And paying homage to its role in life around Roswell. #HISTINT: a new weekly feature highlighting historic intelligence events #U2Week #4July1956 http://t.co/g7s6jnFSzX pic.twitter.com/c2KQGdGFIf — CIA (@CIA) July 4, 2014 This spy business could...

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

UN World Cup Cocktail Guide: Manhattans for USA, Weissen Sours for Belgium

  The North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar and cafe inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, has unveiled new drink specials customized to mark this week’s round of 16 matches at the World Cup in Brazil. Here’s the latest...

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Geraldine Chaplin and Omar Sharif during the filming of 'Doctor Zhivago' directed by David Lean in Canillejas, 1965, in Madrid.

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Geraldine Chaplin and Omar Sharif during the filming of 'Doctor Zhivago' directed by David Lean in Canillejas, 1965, in Madrid.

How CIA Got Doctor Zhivago into Russia

Doctor Zhivago is regarded as one of the world’s great works of literature (it also made a fantastic film). But its author, Borris Pasternak, never thought his epic novel would be published in his home country because it would be...

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Jeremy Renner in "The Hurt Locker."

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Jeremy Renner in "The Hurt Locker."

‘Hurt Locker’ Director Bigelow Saluted by CIA, Military

Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Oscar for film direction, was honored last night by Washington’s military and intelligence establishment for her gritty films. John R. Allen, former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, introduced her at the Mellon...

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Acting CIA Director Michael Morell at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Acting CIA Director Michael Morell at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Ex-CIA Deputy Says Snowden’s Damage Worst of Any Disclosure

Updated at 9:28 am Mike Morell, a former career servant of the CIA who briefly ran the agency, says the covert missions and paramilitary operations the agency has taken on since 9/11 should be seen as an “aberration.” The agency,...

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Claire Danes meets Maureen Down at an advanced screening of "Homeland."

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Claire Danes meets Maureen Down at an advanced screening of "Homeland."

Claire Danes Visits CIA for ‘Homeland’ Party

“Homeland” stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis had meetings at the Central Intelligence Agency while in town for the Washington screening of the new season of their CIA-focused drama. The content of the conversations remains classified, but Gary Newman, the co-chairman of 20th Century...

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Activists gather for a demonstration in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden and U.S. soldier Bradley Manning and against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin.

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Activists gather for a demonstration in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden and U.S. soldier Bradley Manning and against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin.

Intelligence ‘Black Budget:’ Post Reports Snowden’s Catch

$52.6 billion. That’s what U.S. intelligence-gathering agencies are spending, according to a copy of “the black budget” published by the Washington Post today, drawing on a familiar source, the fugitive former national security contractor, Edward Snowden. The CIA ($14.7 billion),...

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