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The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

The top three officials at the Justice Department agency that oversees the federal immigration court system used their positions to help relatives get paid internships, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general. Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FBI Probes Virginia State Senator’s Resignation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances of former Democratic state Sen. Phil Puckett’s departure from the General Assembly, according to a person with direct knowledge of the probe and a state official.

06/19/2014

File photo of FBI Director James Comey. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FBI Director Visits Baltimore Field Office

The new director of the FBI is emphasizing the agency’s commitment to combat terrorism and fostering strong partnerships with local law enforcement.

06/16/2014

The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Health System

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

06/11/2014

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FBI Investigates Threats Against Bergdahl Family

Threats against the family of former Taliban prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are being investigated by federal, state and local authorities.

06/07/2014

The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FBI Offering $10,000 Reward For People Who Aim Laser Pointers at Planes

Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give us a call.

06/03/2014

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown leaves a Washington courthouse on May 29 after being sentenced for accepting bribes. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Former Councilmember Michael Brown Gets 3 Years For Bribes

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.

05/29/2014

Former D.C. Councilman Michael Brown (Credit: MichaelBrownatlarge.com)

Ex-DC Lawmaker Brown to be Sentenced for Bribes

Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown could be sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.

05/28/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Hacker Helps Government Disrupt Hundreds Of Cyberattacks On Congress, NASA

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.

05/26/2014

Agents from the FBI and some other federal law enforcement agencies will begin recording their interviews with suspects. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In Reversal, FBI And Federal Law Enforcement Begin Recording Interviews

Agents from the FBI and some other federal law enforcement agencies will begin recording their interviews with suspects.

05/22/2014

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