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  • Oklahoma City Bombing
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    Oklahoma City Bombing

    Attorney General Reno and Director Louis Freeh met with reporters to announce the arrest of a suspect, Timothy McVeigh, in the bombing of a federal office building in Oklahoma City. They…

  • MF Global Bankruptcy Investigation
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    MF Global Bankruptcy Investigation

    Witnesses testified on the implications of and lessons learned from the collapse of MF Global. Topics included the latest on the continuing investigation, recovery efforts of missing funds,…

  • Irans Nuclear Terrorist Threats and Rights Abuses
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    Iran's Nuclear, Terrorist Threats and Rights Abuses

    Former officials talked about the nuclear and terrorist threat posed by Iran. Topics included U.S. policy toward Iran and the terrorist designation for the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, a…

  • Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Legal Issues Panel
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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Legal Issues Panel

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter.…

  • Cyberspace and National Security
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    Cyberspace and National Security

    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh talked about cyber-security issues, challenges posed increased applications for new technology, counter-terrorism programs, and the future of law…

  • Attorney General Nomination Hearing Day 2
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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 2

    On the second day of the hearing on the nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general, witnesses testified about his qualifications and experience. Among the topics they addressed were Mr.…

  • ItalianAmerican Awards Gala
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    Italian-American Awards Gala

    The National Italian American Foundation held its 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala at the Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese received the Jack…

  • Making the World Safe from Terrorism
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    Making the World Safe from Terrorism

    Louis Freeh talked about the role of the FBI in pursuing and reducing acts of terrorism around the world. He focused on the specific instances where the FBI sent agents to different countries to protect rights and…

  • Terrorism in the US
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    Terrorism in the U.S.

    The committee was investigating three recent incidents which are thought to be terrorist bombings: a bomb explosion in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia which killed U.S. servicemen, the explosion of…

  • emMy FBIem
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    My FBI

    Former FBI director Louis Freeh talked about his autobiography My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror, published by St. Martin’s Press. In the…

  • Terrorism in the United States
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    Terrorism in the United States

    In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, committee members heard testimony from various federal law enforcement officials concerning how to combat domestic terrorism. Yesterday, President…

  • Consumer Credit Issues
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    Consumer Credit Issues

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on the legal and regulatory practices for credit card issuers. They focused on disclosure and marketing efforts aimed…

  • September 11 Commission Intelligence
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    September 11 Commission: Intelligence

    Former administration law enforcement officials testified about intelligence gathering by the Justice Department and the FBI prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.,…

  • Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks Day 8
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    Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks, Day 8

    Witnesses testified about intelligence gathering practices prior to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and intelligence on several past terrorist attacks. Among the topics…

  • Terrorism Legal and Global Challenges
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    Terrorism: Legal and Global Challenges

    Mr. Freeh talked about terrorist threats and the legal challenges of preventing and prosecuting terrorism. Among the topics he addressed were the power of the police force and exercising…

  • Indictments in Khobar Towers Bombing
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    Indictments in Khobar Towers Bombing

    Secretary Ashcroft and Director Freeh talked with reporters about indictments in the 1996 bombing that killed 19 U.S. airmen at Khobar Towers, a U.S. military housing complex in Saudi…

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Appropriations
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Appropriations

    Mr. Freeh testified about funding requirements at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the delay in the execution of Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. He said the FBI had made a “serious…

  • Abortion Doctor Suspect Arrest
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    Abortion Doctor Suspect Arrest

    Justice Department officials spoke to reporters about the arrest of a suspect in a case involving the murder of an abortion doctor in New York. Following brief remarks they answered…

  • Fighting CyberTerrorism
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    Fighting Cyber-Terrorism

    Mr. Freeh talked about law enforcement efforts to protect the nation’s computer infrastructure and the need to build strong relationships with the private sector in order to catch…

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Espionage Allegations
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Espionage Allegations

    Attorney General Ashcroft and Mr. Freeh spoke to reporters about the arrest of Robert Hanssen on espionage charges. Mr. Hanssen was accused of providing sensitive intelligence information…

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