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Md. imam’s cheering of ISIS lands him at center of terror probe (access required)

Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa once told a court during a custody dispute that he worried his ex-wife’s new husband was too close to Islamic radicals under FBI investigation and she might raise their child in an “extremist environment.” A little over ...

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UMD, UMB launch new effort to draw FBI to Md. (access required)

Officials from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore are launching a new academy focusing on terrorism and counter-terrorism studies they hope will entice the FBI to relocate its headquarters to Greenbelt. Based at the College ...

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Comey: FBI wants ‘adult conversation’ on device encryption (access required)

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau’s inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an “adult conversation” next year. Widespread encryption built ...

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DC Metro cop is 1st US law enforcement officer charged in terror sting (access required)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Prosecutors brought the first-ever federal terrorism charges against a law enforcement officer in the U.S., alleging Wednesday that a patrol officer with the D.C. region’s transit police bought about $250 worth of gift cards for someone he ...

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Maryland man accused of trying to support Islamic militants (access required)

A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with trying to provide support to Islamic State militants. Thirty-year-old Mohamed Elshinawy of Edgewood was arrested Friday after a months-long investigation. An FBI affidavit says Elshinawy, who was to appear in court ...

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US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale? (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has ...

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FBI has flown surveillance aircraft over Baltimore (access required)

WASHINGTON — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated ...

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