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  • Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listens to testimony before the Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on May 12, 2020. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP)
    Burr steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe

    Sen. Richard Burr has temporarily stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after the FBI served a search warrant for his cellphone.

  • In this July 10, 2018, file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, following a status hearing. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
    Ex-judge asked to evaluate whether to hold Flynn in contempt

    The judge presiding over Michael Flynn’s criminal case appointed a retired jurist on Wednesday to evaluate whether the former Trump administration national security adviser should be held in criminal contempt.

  • A Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional complex is seen April 1, 2014, in Butner, N.C. (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
    Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

    Health officials have been warning for more than a decade about the dangers of epidemics in jails and prisons, which are ideal environments for virus outbreaks

  • U.S. jails and prisons are on high alert in response to the threat of the new coronavirus. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    Barr creating task force on prison misconduct

    The Justice Department is creating a special task force to address criminal misconduct by federal Bureau of Prison officers at several correctional facilities.

  • Saudi Royal Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. (Photo provided to Military Times)
    Federal probe sparks push to boot multiple Saudi military students

    The federal case began after 21-year-old Saudi Royal Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people.

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    Defense intel official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

    A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said.