Government surveillance

FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference at the EPA in Washington. New internal documents say a sweep for hidden listening devices in Pruitt’s office was shoddy and wasn’t properly certified under U.S. government practices (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency say a sweep for hidden listening devices requested by Administrator Scott Pruitt for his office was conducted with shoddy methods and didn't meet U.S. government standards. The records obtained by congressional Democrats...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a...
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April 04, 2018 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the New York Police Department of illegally spying on Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 attacks appears close to being settled. A federal judge said in an order filed last month that the parties had notified him that they had reached an agreement. He...
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In this 2018 photo provided by Gonzalo Mórtola, the Russian research vessel Yantar is shown docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, worrying the U.S. and its allies the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. (Gonzalo Mórtola via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? Is there a...
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March 28, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Wednesday it will examine Republican complaints of FBI misconduct in the early stages of the Russia investigation. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz's investigation comes at the request of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and...
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March 11, 2018 - 3:54 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An unnamed British-Iranian national has been sentenced to six years in prison on spying charges, the official news agency of Iran's judiciary reported Sunday, the latest dual national convicted in the country. Mizan news agency quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Goodlatte and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., are calling for a new special counsel to take a broad look at whether Justice Department or FBI employees were biased as they began investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in 2016 and whether there were surveillance abuses as part of that probe. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 06, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican House committee chairmen are calling for a new special counsel to take a broad look at whether Justice Department or FBI employees were biased as they began investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia in 2016 and whether there were surveillance abuses as...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks with Senate staffer Sharon Soderstrom before the arrival of President Donald Trump to a ceremony honoring Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 01, 2018 - 12:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest broadside against his attorney general distorted operations of the Justice Department's watchdog office in multiple ways. The president's tweet Wednesday: "Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks with Senate staffer Sharon Soderstrom before the arrival of President Donald Trump to a ceremony honoring Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2018 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest broadside against his attorney general distorted operations of the Justice Department's watchdog office in multiple ways. The president's tweet Wednesday: "Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks with Senate staffer Sharon Soderstrom before the arrival of President Donald Trump to a ceremony honoring Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2018 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending himself against President Donald Trump's attacks about how the nation's top law enforcement official is handling Republican complaints...
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