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U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber 11:12am EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.

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Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges

BIRMINGHAM Ala. - A grand jury has indicted Alabama's powerful Republican state house speaker on 23 criminal counts of corruption, court records released on Monday showed.

20 Oct 2014
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U.S. approves sale of $600 million in tank ammunition to Iraq

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp , saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defense capability.

20 Oct 2014
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Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow

CHICAGO - Hoping to encourage turnout among Democrats, U.S. President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting opportunities in his hometown of Chicago on Monday and cast his electronic ballot at a polling place near his home.

20 Oct 2014
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U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy agency's former director.

U.S. 20 Oct 2014
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Arkansas Democrats look to ex-President Clinton as early voting starts

LITTLE ROCK Ark. - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a renewed push in his home state of Arkansas to boost Democrats in tight local races that also have major national implications as early voting started on Monday in the state.

20 Oct 2014