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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

Mueller Cites Danger of Lax Cybersecurity

Business leaders and top government officials must take ownership of cybersecurity and avoid the delegating the issue to subordinates — otherwise, they risk being unprepared for a computer crisis or data breach, says former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. In a rare...

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Marijuana in Denver.

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Marijuana in Denver.

FBI’s Comey: Recruits Smoking Weed on Way to Interviews a Joke

At a congressional hearing today, FBI Director James Comey was asked about his comments earlier this week that the bureau may have to reassess recent marijuana use as a disqualifier for job applicants. Comney said he was trying to be “serious...

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

FBI’s D.C. Field Office Run by First Woman, With Eye for Detail

When FBI agent Valerie Parlave recalls the carnage of the Washington Navy Yard, the image that first comes to mind is a bullet-pierced sweater. It was three days after the Sept. 16 shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four...

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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.

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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.

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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