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The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

Marines investigate Islamic State leaflets found at Quantico base

By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

An investigation is underway at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia over possible Islamic State propaganda found in the town. Published October 31, 2014

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FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2014 image taken from surveillance video provided by the New York City Police Department, Zale Thompson approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, in the Queens borough of New York. Although NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton called it an act of terrorism, characterizing as such has raised questions about what qualifies as terrorism in an era more than 13 years removed from the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/New York Police Department, File)

NYC hatchet attack called terrorism, but why?

- Associated Press

What police have labeled the latest act of terror in New York City didn't involve an international conspiracy, a high-profile target or a bomb — just an unemployed loner wielding a hardware-store hatchet on an unremarkable street.

Nearly half of Calif. affected by hacks in 2013

- Associated Press

The number of Californians whose personal data was hacked last year jumped sixfold to 18.5 million accounts and as many as one-third of those people will become victims of fraud, says California Attorney General Kamala Harris, in a new report on data breaches in the nation's biggest state.

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GOP ad: 'Vote to keep terrorists off U.S. soil. Vote Republican'

- The Washington Times

As Republicans on the trail hammer Democrats over foreign policy, the Republican National Committee is out with a new ad highlighting recent scares over the Islamic State and Ebola, as well as a recent report the White House has pushed back on suggesting the Obama administration is looking at ways to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility using executive action.

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James Clapper          T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times

Throwing Clapper under the bus

When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.