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Senate Democrats Block Republican Anti-Refugee Bill

Senate Republicans failed Wednesday to temporarily block Iraqi and Syrian refugees from entering the United States, despite growing security concerns and unease directed at immigrants among GOP voters.

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Exclusive: Top Intel Panel Staffer to Join Department of Homeland Security

A top congressional aide at the center of the bruising battle between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over the government’s use of torture is expected to take a senior position at the Department of Homeland Security, charged with funneling threat information to law enforcement agencies, state and local governments, and large corporations across the United States.

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Wall Street Starts to Put Puerto Rico in Its Legal Crosshairs

Puerto Rico, near insolvency, is now in the legal crosshairs of creditors who want to be paid what they're owed.

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Report on NSA’s Israel Spying Sparks Backlash in Congress

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that his staff is looking into allegations that U.S. spies collected communications between the Israeli government and members of Congress.

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Controversial Cybersecurity Measure Set for Final Approval

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would hand companies expansive liability protection for sharing threat information with the government.

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Connecticut Will Ban Gun Sales to Individuals on U.S. Watch Lists

Connecticut is set to become the first state to ban gun sales to those on terrorism lists.

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Use of ‘Fiancée’ Visas by Muslims Is a Rare Occurrence

Muslims don't often use the visa used by the San Bernardino shooter to gain entry to the United States.

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