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Obama Has 'Grave Concerns,' but No Action Yet on Egypt and Syria

August 23, 2013 The U.S. military is reportedly re-thinking its options for possible strikes on Syria, but President Obama is still not committing the country to direct action against Bashar al-Assad's regime. In a wide-ranging interview broadcast on CNN this morning -- which covered everything from Egypt to his new dog -- Obama ...

The CIA Laid Off the People Who Declassify Their Secrets

August 22, 2013 The Historical Collections Division is the office that catalogs the record of our nation's clandestine service and decides how much of it the American public gets to see -- and they all just lost their jobs because of the sequester. The Los Angeles Times reports that the mandated budget cuts ...

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

August 21, 2013 Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who gave thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks has been given a 35-year prison sentence for giving away government secrets. Manning was convicted last month on charges of theft and violations of the Espionage Act, but was found not guilty of the ...

A Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria May Have Killed Hundreds

August 21, 2013 Just days after U.N. inspectors arrived in Syria to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons, opposition activists allege that as many as 650 people have been killed in a poison gas attack. Two anti-Assad opposition groups say that a large rocket attack in Damascus on Wednesday morning was actually ...

The Obamas Get a New Puppy

August 20, 2013 Bo Obama is still the top dog at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but he does have some company now, thanks to the addition of his new "sister, Sunny. The White House announced yesterday that the First Family just bought a second Portuguese Water Dog, a one-year-old female that's the spitting image ...

Egypt's Military Cracks Down on Protesters

August 14, 2013 War once again broke out on the streets of Cairo on Wednesday, after Egyptian security forces launched a bloody effort to break up protests by supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. Unconfirmed reports already put the death toll in the hundreds as heavily armed police and military forces converged on ...

U.S. Evacuates a Consulate in Pakistan

August 9, 2013 A new unspecified terror threat has forced State Department personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate office in Lahore, Pakistan. All non-emergency employees were moved to the main embassy in Islamabad on Friday, after "credible threat information" that was specific to Lahore surfaced. Officials say the threat is unrelated to previous ...

Friends of the Tsarnaev Brothers Indicted by Grand Jury

August 8, 2013 Two friends of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice. The two men are not accused of participating in the bombings or its planning, but allegedly tried to hide evidence of Tsarnaev's guilt after they learned he was ...

NSA Searches Some Americans' Emails for Any Mention of Foreign Suspects

August 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Security Agency says it doesn't target American citizens when searching through its vast quantities of data looking for threats, but that doesn't mean it won't look through your email. The New York Times has the latest revelation in the never-ending flood of leaks about how NSA conducts its ...

U.S. and Britain Evacuate Their Embassies In Yemen

August 6, 2013 The U.S. airlifted all "non-emergency" personnel from Yemen on Tuesday, just hours after it was revealed that an American drone strike killed at least four suspected al-Qaeda militants in the same country. The British government also followed suit, withdrawing all of its diplomatic personnel from their embassy in Saana overnight. ...