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The FBI’s push to ensure a backdoor into cell phones, so that federal agents can skirt around tricky encryption technology in order to track terrorists, is evoking backlash from privacy groups and technology companies. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for May 22, 2015 - FBI admits no cases cracked with Patriot Act powers: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Budget hearing on the FBI budget. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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FBI Director James B. Comey asked Congress this week to make sure Section 215 and two other parts of the Patriot Act, also slated to expire at the end of the month, are preserved. Those other powers include the ability to target lone wolf actors and to switch wiretaps if suspects switch their phones. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch (center), flanked by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, Criminal Division (left) and FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, announces guilty pleas from four large banks for their manipulation of global currency markets. (Associated Press)

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FBI special agent David Gomez (left), Snohomish County District 7 Fire Chief Rick Eastman (center) and ATF special agent Kelvin Crenshaw address media members on March 4, 2008, near the scene of where three multimillion dollar homes burned a day earlier in Woodinville, Wash. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This undated file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013, by the FBI shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomberTsarnaev are expected to testify at his trial as his lawyers continue to make their case to spare his life. Five family members are expected to take the witness stand Monday, May 4, 2015, in federal court. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

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Despite being one of the most famous songs of the 20th century, Jack Ely's incoherent singing made the 1963 hit version of "Louie Louie" also one of the most misunderstood. The FBI was so mystified by the hard-to-understand lyrics that it conducted an investigation into whether the song was obscene. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for April 23, 2015 - The FBI, the Holocaust and us (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

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Illustration on criminal abuses within the FBI by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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FBI director James Comey as he gestures during a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. FBI director Comey has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. On Monday, April 20, 2015 Poles were waiting to see if FBI director James Comey apologizes _ something Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said he expected so the matter can be settled. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

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This March 9, 2012, file photo shows FBI spokesman Kyle Loven giving a tour of the Emergency Operations Center at the new Minneapolis-area field office in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Loven, spokesman for the Minneapolis office of the FBI, said six people were arrested Sunday, April 19, 2015, but gave no further details. An FBI spokesman in San Diego referred questions to Loven. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti, File)

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FBI agents meet outside a portable command post in Port Gibson, Miss., as they continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hanging death of Otis Byrd, an ex-convict reported missing by his family more than two weeks ago, Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

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"Whistleblowers are kind of treated like a skunk at a picnic, and I hope you'll do all you can to reverse that," Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, told FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins at a hearing Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Leaked information shows nepotism landed a young agent a prime job in the office of FBI Director James B. Comey. (associated press)

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FBI agents remove evidence from the Brooklyn residence of Rabbi Mendel Epstein during an investigation, in New York, in this Oct. 10, 2013, file photo. Several defendants, including Epstein and another rabbi, are accused by the FBI of plotting to kidnap and beat a man to force him to grant a religious divorce. Epstein's trial starts Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in federal court in New Jersey. Several co-defendants have pleaded guilty and others will join him in court this week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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FBI Director James Comey discusses race and law enforcement, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

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Incarcerated gang members. (Image: FBI)

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey listens to a question from a reporter during a media conference in San Francisco on Feb. 27, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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The FBI reiterate their claim after a news report that a cybersecurity firm, Norse Corp., briefed the FBI on its own intelligence, which depicted six people were responsible for the hack — not North Korea. (Associated Press)