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US to ramp up tracking of domestic extremism on social media

May. 20, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. While the move is a response to weaknesses exposed by the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, it's raising concerns about undermining...

Biden to keep intelligence inspector general Trump appointed

Apr. 28, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden intends to keep the watchdog overseeing the U.S. intelligence community, a longtime intelligence official who rose to the post after his predecessor was fired by President Donald Trump for his role in Trump's first impeachment. ...

US to create center targeting foreign election interference

Apr. 26, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that it will establish a new center responding to what the U.S. intelligence community has assessed as attempts by Russia and other adversaries to interfere with American elections. The Foreign Malign Influence...

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Biden actions

Apr. 16, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday responded to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions by saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry also published a list of eight current or former...

US intel report: Virus impact to cause global 'aftershocks'

Apr. 13, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to contribute over the next year to “humanitarian and economic crises, political unrest, and geopolitical competition,” according to a new intelligence report that also warns about the threats from foreign...

At 1st Cabinet meeting, Biden says team 'looks like America'

Apr. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first Cabinet meeting looked and felt different from those of his predecessor. Biden's full Cabinet met Thursday in the spacious White House East Room, not the comparatively cramped West Wing room that bears the group's name, to...

Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push

Mar. 31, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will convene his first Cabinet meeting on Thursday, a presidential rite of passage that will be used to promote his new infrastructure plan. The gathering will look very different from those held by his predecessor. To begin with, the full...