CIA accused of spying on Senate Intel Committee, breaking law

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The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the CIA searched the panel’s computers and that the search may have violated the Constitution.

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Don’t call us girls: Two veteran female spies on bombs, forgery and Julia Child

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If you want a group of soldiers to stop teasing you about being a female spy, just drop a grenade in the middle of their lunch table and watch them run.

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UFO faithful: There’s more to Area 51 story

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The CIA has finally acknowledged the existence of an Area 51 facility, revealing that it was used to test U-2 spy planes — not flying saucers. But the UFO community says there’s something they aren’t telling us.

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Among CIA museum’s prizes, an American love letter on Hitler’s stationery

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Inside a glass case in a “secret” CIA museum is a swastika-emblazoned letter written on Adolf Hitler’s personal stationery that was delivered to the museum the day after Osama bin Laden died.

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'Secret' CIA museum features Osama bin Laden's AK-47

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The “coolest museum you’ll never see” has a new piece de resistance – the gun found next to the body of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid.

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US hunts for way to extradite NSA leaker

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High school dropout Edward Snowden, who faces a criminal investigation led by the Department of Justice, is reportedly holed up in a Hong Kong hotel room an attempt to thwart moves to prosecute him.

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'I will be made to suffer for my actions': Self-identified source for NSA leaks comes forward

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A 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA revealed in England’s the Guardian newspaper Sunday that he is the source who leaked information about secret National Security Agency programs that revealed the widespread surveillance of U.S. citizens.

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EXCLUSIVE: CIA didn’t always know who it was killing in drone strikes, classified documents show

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About one of every four killed by drones in Pakistan over a 14-month period were listed as “other militants,” an NBC News review of classified intelligence reports shows.

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Boston bombing suspects’ mother was in U.S. terror database

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The mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was placed in a U.S. terror database in the fall of 2011, a counterterrorism official confirmed to NBC News.

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What did the FBI and CIA know about bombing suspects, and when?

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One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects landed in at least one low-level intelligence database two years ago, and the system alerted U.S. agents when he flew to Russia last year, federal officials told NBC News on Wednesday.

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Approaching 12 hour mark, Paul-led filibuster continues

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul pledged to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director “until I can no longer speak.” 

With the twelve-hour mark in sight, after assists from more than a half dozen colleagues along the way, he showed little sign of stopping. 

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Obama taps John Brennan to be next CIA director, White House officials say

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WASHINGTON — Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan will be nominated as director of the Central Intelligence Agency by President Barack Obama, White House officials told NBC News on Monday.

'I screwed up royally,' Petraeus writes to old Army chum

“I screwed up royally … (but) Team Petraeus will survive,” former CIA Director David Petraeus wrote in a letter to an old Army chum after resigning his post and admitting to an extramarital affair, NBC News has confirmed.

Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified Friday morning before the House Intelligence Committee as Congress seeks to find out why the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi occurred and why greater protection was not provided to the facility. Petraeus will also testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday.  Both sessions were to be held behind closed doors and were not open to the public.


Infidelity, intrigue and politics: a timeline of the David Petraeus case

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What began with David Petraeus’ surprise resignation as CIA director on Friday resulting from an extramarital affair has now spiraled into a complicated story of infidelity, intrigue and politics.

To help you keep the facts straight, NBC News has compiled this timeline, based on reporting by NBC News and other published accounts.

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