Intelligence Chiefs Warn of Russian Troops Near Ukraine and Other Threats

Officials said that China’s push for global power posed a threat to the United States, and they dwelled on climate change, domestic extremism and more.

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Confronting Violence Against Asians, Biden Says That ‘We Cannot Be Complicit’

Vice President Kamala Harris joined the president in forcefully condemning the killings in Atlanta. “Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” she said.

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Whistle-Blower Says Credit Suisse Helped Clients Skip Taxes After Promising to Stop

A former bank employee contends that the Swiss bank continued to help American clients avoid taxes long after its 2014 plea deal with the U.S. government

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Domestic Terrorism Threat Is ‘Metastasizing’ in U.S., F.B.I. Director Says

Christopher A. Wray condemned the Capitol riot and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that agents had opened 2,000 domestic terrorism inquiries in recent years.

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How Trump’s Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat

Federal law enforcement shifted resources last year in response to Donald Trump’s insistence that the radical left endangered the country. Meanwhile, right-wing extremism was building ominously.

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Inaugural Security Is Fortified in D.C. as Military and Police Links Are Eyed in Riot

Dozens of people in Washington on the day of the attack on the Capitol were said to be on a terrorism watch list.

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Amid Riot Chaos, Some National Security Leaders Are Absent From View

The Trump administration’s response to the attack, incited by the president, has lacked broad reassurances to a country on edge.

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Those Who Told the Truth in This Election

Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.

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Trump Fires Christopher Krebs, Official Who Disputed Election Fraud Claims

Mr. Krebs had overseen election cybersecurity efforts, and had joined other officials in declaring the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”

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What Will Trump Do After Election Day?

Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.

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Iran Is Behind Threatening Emails Sent to Influence Election, U.S. Officials Say

Both Iran and Russia have obtained voter information, the officials warned, but there was no indication that any votes themselves have been altered.

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FBI Director Warns of Russian Interference, White Supremacist Violence

The testimony contradicted efforts by President Trump and other officials to downplay the threats.

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Democrats Warn of Possible Foreign Disinformation Plot Targeting Congress

Democrats demanded an F.B.I. briefing. They were concerned about a potential Russian-linked effort to interfere in the election by using a Senate panel to advance smears against Joe Biden, officials said.

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Dropping of Michael Flynn Case Heightens Fear of Justice Dept. Politicization

Across the country, rank-and-file prosecutors cringed at another extraordinary intervention by Attorney General William P. Barr.

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