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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel speaks at the OSS Society's annual William J. Donovan Dinner in 2017. YouTube/The OSS Society

A Torturer to Critics, a Consummate Professional to Colleagues

Trump's CIA pick could break the agency's glass ceiling — if she can answer tough questions on interrogation methods.

The X-43A hypersonic research aircraft is launched from the B-52B launch aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded

Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure.

Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a rally in Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 30. (Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Mexico Ready for a Populist President?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador's ascension seems like an increasingly good bet.

Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland speaks after the close of the sixth round of NAFTA meetings, Jan. 29, 2018. (Peter McCabe/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada and Mexico Prepare for Life After NAFTA

Canada and Mexico aren’t bending to U.S. demands, because they’ve got alternative trading partners.

The logo of news website BuzzFeed as seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

BuzzFeed Subpoenas Companies for DNC Hacking Information

Amid legal battle, the news site is continuing its efforts to validate the Trump dossier.

Rescue teams work amid the ruins of Colegio Enrique Rébsamen in Mexico City on Sept. 20. (Jose Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)T

The Earthquake to Come in Mexico

With a wave of corruption scandals sweeping out Latin American governments, is Mexico's next to fall?

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) address reporters on the status of their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Senate Probe Gets ‘Clearer Picture’ of Possible Trump, Russia Collusion

Sen. Richard Burr said his committee’s investigation has “expanded slightly.”

A Saudi man prepares to login into his Twitter account on his laptop on October 6, 2013 at his office in Riyadh. Despite sitting on the world's largest wealth of oil, Saudis complain their salaries are not enough to make ends meet, and have taken to Twitter demanding better income.    AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE        (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Suspended Far Fewer Terrorist Accounts in First Half of 2017

The number is declining because policing efforts are improving, company says.

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 02:  Erik Prince, chairman of the Prince Group, LLC and Blackwater USA, holds up a picture showing the affect of a car bomb while testifying during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill October 2, 2007 in Washington DC. The committee is hearing testimony from officials regarding private security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Why Is Erik Prince Backing a Secure Communications Company?

America’s most notorious security contractor is quietly investing in privacy apps.

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA - NOVEMBER 23:  A mural depicts U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) blowing marijuana smoke into the mouth of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the wall of a bar-b-que restaurant on November 23, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Many people in the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are concerned that Russia, because Trump has expressed both admiration for Putin and doubt over defending NATO member states, will be emboldened to intervene militarily in the Baltics.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Key Figure Behind ‘Trump Dossier’ Stonewalled Senate Investigators

Glenn Simpson invoked his First Amendment rights to protect sources for salacious claims of collusion.


The Next Wave of Extremists Will Be Green

Militant environmentalism is coming. And we aren’t ready for it.

LINTHICUM, MD - AUGUST 26: A television monitor at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shows inbound flights to BWI on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 in Linthicum, MD. A computer malfunction at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Georgia Tuesday caused widespread flight delays. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Federal Air Marshals Say TSA Separated Them From Families During Harvey

With the hurricane closing in, agents asked to return to their families in Houston. They were refused.

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