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Talmadge Hill of Randallstown, Maryland, left, talks with his wife Shirley Hill in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Talmadge Hill of Randallstown, Maryland, left, talks with his wife Shirley Hill in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

FBI’s Comey: ‘Tethered’ to Fidelity

James Comey, the new director of the FBI, was talking about bravery today. And also “fidelity.” While commending the bravery of the many agencies who rush into danger where others would fear to tread, he also cited the need for...

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

FBI Video Shows Shooter Alexis In Navy Yard

Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at Washington’s Navy Yard last week, is seen sneaking through Building 197 with a shotgun in a video published by the FBI today. The 30-second YouTube video, recorded by closed-circuit video cameras, shows...

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

Photograph by Susan Walsh/AP Photo

President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

Navy Yard Like Katrina — And Now?

What is it about this photograph the evokes another president’s fly-by photograph? The image made by White House photographer Pete Souza pictures President Barack Obama receiving an update on the Washington Navy Yard shootings from FBI Director James Comey, to the...

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

White House: Mass Shootings Not ‘New Normal’ — What is Then?

Mass shootings are not “the new normal.” At least not in President Barack Obama’s eyes, the White House press secretary says. “He doesn’t accept this as the new normal,” Jay Carney told reporters today. The shooting deaths of 12 people...

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Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013 where one person is injured after a shooting at a Navy building in Washington.

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Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013 where one person is injured after a shooting at a Navy building in Washington.

#NavyYardShooting: Washington

Updated 9:42 am through 6 pm EDT At least 12 people died today at the hands of a gunman in what the president sadly terms “another mass shooting:” The Washington morning opened with news flashes of a shooting at the...

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A 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963.  On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day's "The New York Times."

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A 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963. On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day's "The New York Times."

King’s March on Washington: I Have a Wiretap

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at which the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream for redeeming that “promissory note” of freedom that the nation’s founders issued, his associates are...

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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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James Comey, U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 9, 2013.

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James Comey, U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 9, 2013.

FBI Nominee Parlays Hedge Fund Past: ‘Speaking Truth to Power’

James Comey’s ties to the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates LP, were initially looked at by lawmakers as a potential liability as his nomination to lead the FBI moved through the Senate. Comey, at his nomination hearing yesterday, flipped...

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President Barack Obama and FBI Director nominee James Comey, center, applaud outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller during a ceremony announcing Comey's nomination in the Rose Garden of the White House June 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Comey is a former Justice Department official in the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

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President Barack Obama and FBI Director nominee James Comey, center, applaud outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller during a ceremony announcing Comey's nomination in the Rose Garden of the White House June 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Comey is a former Justice Department official in the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Running the FBI: Tall Order

Running the FBI is a tall order. Jim Comey, President Barack Obama says of his nominee for FBI director, is “a man who stands very tall for justice and the rule of law.” Six-feet, eight-inches tall. Assembled with family members...

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