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Congress presses Secret Service for info on state-sponsored foreign hackers stealing Covid relief funds

At a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday, members from both parties cited an NBC News report about a group linked to China's government stealing millions.
Image: House Oversight And Reform Committee Holds Hearing On Waste And Fraud In Federal Pandemic Spending
Image: House Oversight And Reform Committee Holds Hearing On Waste And Fraud In Federal Pandemic Spending

The Title 42 Covid ban at the southern border may end on May 11

When President Joe Biden said the national Covid emergency will end in May, he was also effectively declaring an end to a rule that has blocked 2.3 million border crossings.
Immigrants cross the Rio Grande into El Paso, Texas from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Immigrants cross the Rio Grande into El Paso, Texas from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

In new oversight role, House Republicans target billions lost to Covid relief fraud

“Right now, I have no confidence in the federal government’s ability to prevent fraud,” said the House Oversight Committee's new Republican chairman.
U.S. Small Business Administration headquarters. Washington DC.
U.S. Small Business Administration headquarters. Washington DC.

President's allies consider legal defense fund to support Hunter Biden in face of GOP-led probes

The potential legal effort could total over $10 million, three people involved in the discussions said.
Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden

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Top Jan. 6 investigator: FBI, others could have done more to repel Capitol mob had they acted on intel

“Law enforcement had a very direct role in contributing to the security failures that led to the violence," said Tim Heaphy.
Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump sues Bob Woodward for publishing audio recordings of White House interviews

From December 2019 to July 2020, Woodward conducted a series of interviews with the former president at the White House, at Mar-a-Lago and by phone.
"Rage" by Bob Woodward is offered for sale at a Barnes & Noble store on Sept. 15, 2020 in Chicago.
"Rage" by Bob Woodward is offered for sale at a Barnes & Noble store on Sept. 15, 2020 in Chicago.

New York prosecutors convene grand jury in Trump hush money probe

The investigation centers on a $130,000 payment to actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Stormy Daniels
Stormy Daniels
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U.S. arms left in Afghanistan are turning up in a different conflict

Since falling into the hands of the Taliban, some of the weapons have been seized from militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir in what experts say could be just the start of their global journey.
An Indian policeman guards a line of Kashmiri men during a surprise security check in Srinagar on Jan. 9, 2023.
An Indian policeman guards a line of Kashmiri men during a surprise security check in Srinagar on Jan. 9, 2023.

Russia’s aggressive espionage against Germany has prompted calls for a major overhaul of the country’s intelligence service

The case of an alleged Russian mole inside Germany’s intelligence service has raised alarms in Berlin, where Russia has long spied aggressively and may have assassinated a foe.
A computer scientist and hacker is interviewed in the server room of the German Federal Intelligence Service in Berlin on Feb. 25, 2021.
A computer scientist and hacker is interviewed in the server room of the German Federal Intelligence Service in Berlin on Feb. 25, 2021.

Air Force general predicts war with China in 2025, tells officers to get ready

“I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025," said Gen. Mike Minihan in a memo sent to the officers he commands and obtained by NBC News.
A 199th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the East China Sea June 8, 2022. The 199th FS conducted agile combat employment operation in the Pacific to strengthen the readiness and interoperability needed to defend Japan and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen Pulter)
A 199th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the East China Sea June 8, 2022. The 199th FS conducted agile combat employment operation in the Pacific to strengthen the readiness and interoperability needed to defend Japan and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen Pulter)

Former Fox News employee sues network, alleging Roger Ailes sexually abused her

Laura Luhn filed suit against Fox News, its former parent firm and ex-network executive Bill Shine, accusing the network of “enabling” and “covering up” abuse.
Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes