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FBI Director: ISIS More Of Terror Threat To US Than Al Qaeda

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the U.S. than an external attack by al Qaeda, the FBI director said Wednesday.


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New Director Named for D.C.’s Troubled DNA Lab

A longtime FBI agent who oversaw DNA analysis at the bureau’s laboratory has been named as the head of the District of Columbia’s troubled DNA lab.


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FBI Director: US Authorities Thwarted Attacks Tied To July 4th Holiday

FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that U.S. authorities were able to thwart attacks tied to the July Fourth holiday, arresting multiple individuals who were plotting to do something on the national holiday.


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FBI Using Facial Recognition Software To Track Suspects Despite Privacy Concerns

The FBI’s newly created Next Generation Identification (NGI) system allows police departments across the country to submit photos based on facial recognition to find any matches among millions of mug shots, State Department data and driver’s license photos.


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4 Million Federal Employees Affected in Massive Government Data Breach

The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, the Associated Press has learned.


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AP: FBI Operating Small Air Force With Scores Of Low-Flying Spy Planes Across Country

The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.


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Amtrak Latest: Lawsuits Filed After Fatal Derailment

Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.


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Emails Show FBI Privacy Concerns Over License Plate Reading Technology

The FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.


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Former FBI Agent in Custody After Threatening CIA Officers

A former FBI agent will undergo a psychiatric evaluation after making violent threats against CIA officers at the main gate of the agency’s headquarters in Virginia last week.


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Authorities: Terrorism Probe Yields Six Arrests In Two States

Six were arrested in Minnesota and California; federal agents have been tracking young people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic militant fighters.