Homeland Security Reassigns Official Whose Office Compiled Intelligence on Journalists

WASHINGTON — The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence branch was removed from his position after his office compiled reports about protesters and journalists covering the Trump administration’s response to unrest in Portland, Ore., last month. Brian Murphy, the acting under secretary for intelligence and analysis, was reassigned to a new position in […]

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US attorney calls for probe into federal crackdown on Portland riots; DHS chief promises ‘we will never surrender’

The U.S. Attorney for Oregon on Friday called for an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s conduct in cracking down on the riots that have plagued the city of Portland for weeks — just as DHS chief Chad Wolf said his agency would ‘never surrender” to extremists. Attorney Billy Williams requested the investigation by […]

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Were the Actions of Federal Agents in Portland Legal?

The Department of Homeland Security’s deployment of federal agents to Portland, Ore., has shown the broad legal authority an agency created to protect the United States from national security threats has to crack down on American citizens. After President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to send personnel to protect monuments, statues and […]

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Chinese hackers may be stealing coronavirus research, FBI says

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber division warned on Wednesday that hackers backed by the Chinese government may be attempting to steal the work of researchers dealing with the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Both the FBI and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that health care and pharmaceutical researchers […]

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Maximum Security’s trainer among 27 charged by U.S. in global horse racing doping scheme

Maximum Security’s trainer among 27 charged by U.S. in global horse racing doping scheme By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Monday said 27 trainers, veterinarians, drug distributors and others have been criminally charged in a wide-ranging scheme to drug horses and cheat bettors in the $100 billion professional horse racing industry. […]

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