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    The arrest of nearly 300 suspected pimps and rescue of 168 children in a national bust of child sex trafficking rings across the country has drawn attention to the problem of modern slavery.

  • FBI Director James Comey, backed by law enforcement personnel and prosecutors, addresses a news conference Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the FBI Minneapolis field office in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Comey said the arrest Sunday of a Libyan militant in the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi is a very good day for law enforcement and added that the FBI's No. 1 priority remains counterterrorism. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    FBI sex trafficking sting nabs pimps, rescues 168 children

    FBI Director James Comey announced Monday the arrests of 281 suspected pimps and the rescue of 168 children in a weeklong sting operation aimed at sex trafficking, organized crime’s fastest-growing enterprise.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 4: Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in his office in the Rayburn House Office Building on April 4, 2014.  (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

    Revived DOJ domestic terror unit sparks concern

    House Republicans are raising concerns about the revival of a Clinton-era domestic terrorism task force, warning it has the potential to become a tool for the Obama administration to silence political opponents — including those who favor limited government and support Second Amendment rights — by branding them terrorists.

  • ** FILE ** FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, before a House Appropriations, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the FBI fiscal 2015 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    FBI opens criminal probe of VA after scandal

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  • ** FILE ** Senate Rules Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, joined by the committee's ranking member Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Ted Cruz scolds FBI director on handling of IRS probe

    Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite and on the short list of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential bid, railed against FBI Director James Comey's handling of the IRS investigation that targeted tea party nonprofit applicants for undue examination.

  • President Barack Obama talks with FBI Director James Comey during Comey's installation as FBI director, Monday, Oct. 28,2013, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. The president said he picked Comey to lead the FBI after interviewing many other candidates for the job. The president said at an installation ceremony for the new FBI director Monday afternoon that it wasn't Comey's educational or professional background that made him the the choice. He said it was a sense that Comey knows what's right and what's wrong.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    James Comey: Americans 'should be suspicious of government power. I am'

    The Justice Department on Monday announced a 31-count indictment against Chinese hackers accused of penetrating computer networks of big-name steel companies and makers of solar and nuclear technology to gain a competitive advantage. China denies the allegations.

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the FBI.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    FBI head: Cyber crime posing 'enormous challenge'

    Law enforcement faces an "enormous challenge" in preventing state-sponsored cyber crimes, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday, days after the Justice Department announced charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets.

  • ** FILE ** FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, before a House Appropriations, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the FBI fiscal 2015 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    FBI director backtracks on marijuana comments, says he's 'dead-set' against it

    FBI Director James Comey backtracked on the comments he made about potentially loosening the law-enforcement agency's policy on marijuana in testimony before a congressional oversight hearing on Wednesday.

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    FBI considering changing its no-tolerance marijuana policy

    The FBI says its no-tolerance marijuana policy is forcing the agency to turn away its best hacker recruits.

  • James B. Comey was confirmed by the Senate to become FBI director Monday via a 93-1 vote, with Sen. Rand Paul the only dissenter. Mr. Comey, who served as deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, succeeds Robert S. Mueller III. "James Comey has big shoes to fill," said Sen. Patrick J. Leahy. (Associated Press)

    FBI expects 'diaspora' of jihadists out of Syria

    FBI Director James Comey says U.S. intelligence is bracing for a flood of jihadists who eventually will leave Syria.

  • FBI chief Comey travels to Detroit to meet agents

    The head of the FBI has met with agents and local law enforcers during a visit to Detroit.

  • FBI director: Better hate crime tracking needed

    State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can "fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it," FBI Director James Comey said Monday.

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

    The government can fight computer crime without compromising Americans' privacy rights, the head of the FBI said Tuesday, comparing government monitoring to a police department that stations an officer at a gang-infested park to make it safe for children and families once again.

  • FBI director: Web monitoring, privacy can co-exist

    The government can fight computer crime without compromising Americans' privacy rights, the head of the FBI said Tuesday, comparing government monitoring to a police department that stations an officer at a gang-infested park to make it safe for children and families once again.

  • FBI director visits Chicago after violent weekend

    FBI Director James Comey said during a visit to Chicago on Monday that his agency would consider doing more to help stem street-level violence in the nation's third largest city, though he stopped short of offering specifics.

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