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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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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller wipes his eye during a farewell ceremony in his honor at the Department of Justice on August 1, 2013. Mueller is retiring from the FBI after 12-years in the post.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller wipes his eye during a farewell ceremony in his honor at the Department of Justice on August 1, 2013. Mueller is retiring from the FBI after 12-years in the post.

Mueller Farewell Brings Out Government A-List

When the attorney general, White House counsel and directors of the CIA, the FBI and national intelligence are all in the same room, rarely is it a good thing. Even rarer still is the moment punctuated by laughter. Yet that...

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A scene from "Zero Dark Thirty" is shown in this handout photo taken on April 27, 2012.

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A scene from "Zero Dark Thirty" is shown in this handout photo taken on April 27, 2012.

Zero Dark Thirty: ‘And the Award Goes to…’

Critics and millions of fans let out a collective groan when the captivating, controversial “Zero Dark Thirty” failed to capture Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Another award connected with film-making — bestowed at a closed June 12 Pentagon Inspector...

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Supporters gather in support of National Security Administration (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in Manhattan's Union Square on June 10, 2013 in New York City.

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Supporters gather in support of National Security Administration (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in Manhattan's Union Square on June 10, 2013 in New York City.

Snowden Fired: Booz Allen Was Paying Security Contractor $122,000

Edward Snowden is out of a job. Booz Allen Hamilton, the mammoth government contractor that employed the contract security worker for less than three months, said today that he was fired Monday for violating the firm’s policies. Snowden, 29, has...

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A vehicle and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

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A vehicle and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

Charge of the Obama Brigade: IRS, Benghazi, Reporters

President Barack Obama, addressing a live television audience from the White House, said the commissioner in charge of the IRS has been removed following the agency’s targeted scrutiny of conservative groups. “The misconduct uncovered is inexcuseable,” Obama said in a...

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