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  • **FILE** James Comey will be nominated by President Obama to replace FBI Director Robert Mueller. (Associated Press)

    Senate approves Comey as new FBI chief

    The Senate on Monday approved James B. Comey Jr. to become the new director of the FBI, giving an overwhelming bipartisan boost of approval to someone who has served presidents of both parties.

  • 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)

    Sen. Rand Paul is lone dissenter as James Comey confirmed for FBI post

    The Senate on Monday approved James B. Comey to become the director of the FBI, giving an overwhelming bipartisan boost of approval to someone who has served presidents of both parties.

  • ** FILE ** This Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and entered Russia his lawyer said on Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

    NSA data gathering gave little help in 4 terrorism investigations

    The Obama administration's efforts to justify the National Security Agency's vast data-gathering about Americans' phone and online communications hit a snag this week, as doubts surfaced about newly declassified details on terrorism investigations that U.S. intelligence officials released to reassure the public.

  • **FILE** James Comey will be nominated by President Obama to replace FBI Director Robert Mueller. (Associated Press)

    Obama to officially nominate Comey for FBI

    President Obama on Friday will officially nominate James B. Comey to lead the FBI, a White House official said, tapping a former member of the Bush administration to oversee the country's top law enforcement agency at a time when it's facing new pressures over secrecy and snooping.

  • Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, said on Wednesday he would discuss specific foiled terrorist plots in more detail Thursday during a closed congressional hearing on the NSA leak. (Associated Press)

    Congress grills intelligence officials on data-gathering practices; sharp words exchanged

    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that he was "surprised" by the Obama administration's lackluster defense of the National Security Agency's broad electronic data-gathering programs.

  • Jordan

    FBI chief has little to say on IRS probe

    Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III locked horns during a rancorous House Judiciary Committee hearing over the bureau's investigation into whether the IRS inappropriately subjected conservative or conservative-sounding groups filing for tax-exempt status to extra scrutiny.

  • **FILE** Libyans watch a Sept. 21, 2012, protest in Benghazi, Libya, against Ansar al-Shariah Brigades and other Islamic militias. (Associated Press)

    FBI: Benghazi probe slowed in lawless area of Libya

    U.S. and Libyan authorities investigating the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi are being hamstrung by the Libyan government's lack of control over the eastern part of the country.

  • **FILE** Gun dealer Mel Bernstein fires his AK-47 assault rifle on full automatic at his own Dragonman's shooting range and gun store, east of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Feb. 5, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Officials warn sequester could hinder gun control

    All sides say they want better enforcement of current gun laws, but law enforcement officials are warning the budget cuts looming at the end of this week would be a major setback to those efforts — and could end up putting more guns in the hands of criminals.

  • **FILE** FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on May 16, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Associated Press)

    FBI probes bomb plot leaks

    FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a Senate committee Wednesday the bureau is investigating the source of leaks about a plot by al Qaeda terrorists to place a sophisticated explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner.

  • FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a Senate committee Wednesday that leaks threaten law enforcement operations, put sources' lives at risk and make it harder to recruit them, and damage ties with foreign law-enforcement partners. (Associated Press)

    FBI probes bomb plot leaks

    FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a Senate committee Wednesday the bureau is investigating the source of leaks about a plot by al Qaeda terrorists to place a sophisticated explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner.

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