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The latest: Officials fear that Snowden gained access to sensitive files that outline espionage operations against Chinese leaders and other critical targets.

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At the heart of Trump’s Taliban bounty crisis are questions about the President’s Daily Brief

Presidential decision making relies on good intel.

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Virginia football set to begin voluntary on-campus workouts July 5

Coach Bronco Mendenhall said players who decide to sit out the season amid the coronavirus outbreak will remain on scholarship and not face penalties.

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Elite CIA unit that developed hacking tools failed to secure its own systems, allowing massive leak, an internal report found

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The publication of “Vault 7” cyber tools by WikiLeaks marked the largest data loss in agency history, a task force concluded.

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Military spy agencies did not monitor protesters, Pentagon official says

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The assurance by the undersecretary for intelligence and security came in response to questions from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

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Q&A: What is ‘unmasking,’ who does it and why

Three Republican senators have released the names of Obama administration officials who requested the disclosure of a name that turned out to be Michael Flynn.

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After pressure from Trump, board delays including China in investment fund

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The vote followed pressure from the Trump administration and some members of Congress as the fund change became caught up in the administration’s China policies.

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Reassessing Edward Snowden

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How the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history helped secure the Internet.

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In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked top-secret National Security Agency documents showing how the U.S. was spying on its citizens. Here’s what happened next.

Reporter Barton Gellman on how he met NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and broke the explosive news about the American government's surveillance program.

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Joan Baratz Snowden, education advocate for minority children, dies at 80

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She was president of the Education Study Center and director of educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers.

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The federal retirement fund is about to invest in China. Some former U.S. military leaders object.

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Eight former military leaders, including former national security advisers John Poindexter and James Jones, are seeking to prevent the investment in Chinese companies.