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A Second Texas Healthcare Worker Has Ebola

October 15, 2014 State health officials in Texas announced on Wednesday morning that a second healthcare worker who treated the U.S.'s first Ebola victim, has now been diagnosed with the disease. On Monday, a 26-year-old nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was identified as the first person to actually contract Ebola on ...

New Book Claims CIA Guards Were Told to Stand Down During Benghazi Attack

September 5, 2014 In a new book about the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a group of American commandos who were tasked with guarding the compound claim they were ordered to stand down during the attack, preventing them from rescuing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others who were trapped inside. The ...

British Intelligence Reportedly IDs James Foley's Executioner

August 25, 2014 Intelligence officials from Britain's MI5 and MI6 agencies say they know the identity of "Jihad John," the man responsible for the beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to reports from news outlets in the U.K. Fox News also says American officials have corroborated those reports. According to The Times ...

Autopsy Report Says Michael Brown Shot Twice in the Head

August 18, 2014 An autopsy report conducted at the request of Michael Brown's family shows that he was shot six times — four in the right arm and twice in the head — with all shots coming from the front of his body. The autopsy was the second of three that will be ...

Police Just Missed a Chance to Stop the LAX Shooter at His Home

November 4, 2013 Police in Los Angeles were tipped off that there might be a problem with the man who shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration agent at Los Angeles International Airport last week, but arrived at his house too late to intercept him. According to reports given by U.S. Rep. Michael ...

The CIA Didn't Trust Snowden, Even Back in 2009

October 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Edward Snowden had a negative report placed in his CIA personnel file more than four years ago, but that red flag wasn't enough to keep him out of the NSA's highly classified computer network. According to a report in Friday's The New York Times, while working as a CIA technician ...

This Sad Kid at the Zoo Is Now the Defining Image of the Shutdown

October 10, 2013 We've all heard the tragic stories of the unintended consequences of the shutdown — cancer patients denied treatments; military families who can't bury loved ones; mothers who can't feed their babies — but none will probably spread as far and wide as this kid in a bear costume being locked ...

Reports: Al-Qaeda Has Gone Quiet Since Surveillance Leaks

September 30, 2013 U.S. intelligence officials are complaining that recent news leaks of America's spying capabilities have severely undermined efforts to keep tabs on al-Qaeda. The New York Times reports Monday that unnamed officials claim the normal communications channels used by al-Qaeda's top operatives have gone silent in the two months, following a ...

Navy Yard Responders Say Rescue Was Hampered by Bad Radios

September 20, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the aftermath of this week's Navy Yard shooting, questions continue to be raised not just about shooter and his actions, but about the seemingly limited effectiveness of the first response. Several firefighters and police officers say that they had trouble communicating during the chaotic moments of the shooting, because ...

Revealed: What U.S. Spy Agencies Spend Their Money On

August 29, 2013 A highly classified summary of nation's intelligence budget — leaked by Edward Snowden, of course — reveals that the CIA is still the biggest kid on the block when it comes to American spy agencies. Despite all the concern in recent months about the NSA's growing reach, our national eavesdropping ...