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  • Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is joining CNN as a senior legal analyst, a CNN spokesman said on Thursday. Bharara may also address the circumstances of his firing in a book he is expected to publish in January 2019 with publisher Alfred A. Knopf. Shortly after his firing in March, Bharara joined New York University Law School as a...

  • Demonstrators yell slogans during an anti-Donald Trump immigration ban protests inside the San Francisco International Airport, January 29, 2017.

    Ten former senior U.S. diplomats and security officials planned to file an affidavit arguing that President Trump's executive order curtailing immigration would actually make America less safe.

  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.

    GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts across the government to balance the budget.

  • President-elect Donald Trump and SoftBank Group Corp. founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speak to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York.

    The soaring Wall Street is a tough short.

  • Female Marine recruits navigate an obstacle on the Confidence Course during boot camp

    The Republican Party's 2016 official platform, drafted over the summer, seeks to exempt women from "direct ground combat units and infantry battalions."

  • Panetta: DC gridlock a threat to national security

    Former Secretary of Defense and "Worthy Fights" author Leon Panetta, addresses President Obama's efforts against ISIS and motives behind his recent book. Panetta says one of the biggest threats to U.S. national security is dysfunction in Washington.

  • Panetta: Debt mess makes America look weak

    President Obama and leadership in Congress need to work together, says Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense. "This country needs to be governed" he adds.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Very Prepared

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • Rep. Lynn Jenkins., House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the House Republican Conference meeting on Feb. 13.

    Federal spending cuts scheduled to begin next week would slow economic growth in the next year, though not nearly as much as going over the fiscal cliff might have, economists say. The New York Times reports.

  • Cyber Crime: America's Biggest Threat?

    President Obama is expected to release an executive order to try and improve America's defenses against cyber attacks. Mike McConnell, Booz Allen Hamilton, offers insight.

  • Benghazi Attack: Where Was Obama?

    Discussing what action President Obama's took following the Benghazi attack, with Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart editor-in-chief.

  • Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • This is a satellite image of the Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city.

    The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages.

  • American Hostages In 'Terror Attack': Panetta

    There has been a "terrorist attack" on a gas facility in Algeria where Americans are among 41 people being held hostage by Islamic militants. Helima Croft of Barclays, offers insight.

  • Sen. Coons on Algerian Gas Facility Attack

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has confirmed Americans and others are being held by Islamic militants after what he calls a "terrorist attack" occurred at a natural gas facility in Algeria. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), offers insight.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

  • BOSTON, Oct 31- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering setting up a ``Cyber Reserve'' of computer security experts who could be called upon in the event of a crippling cyber attack. ``The status quo is not acceptable,'' DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute told Reuters in a recent interview. ``We are not standing around.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Westinghouse Electric Co, a unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp, will rely on Intel Corp's McAfee unit to prevent network intrusions into nuclear power plants that it builds, the two companies said on Wednesday.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- In back-to-back Asian summits this month, Iran's president made sure to carve out special time to look east. At one gathering in Azerbaijan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reminded the president of Kazakhstan about the vision of a railway linking the heart of Central Asia with Iran's warm ports.