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DHS Adds Three Countries to Anti-Terror Travel List

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A trip to the US will now be more difficult for those who’ve recently visited Libya, Somalia, or Yemen. Thanks to new anti-terrorist travel restrictions announced Thursday, travelers coming to the US from after spending time in one of these three countries must go through the regular visa process instead of using the waiver program.

FBI vs. Apple Battle Intensifies Overnight

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Apple has long heralded itself a champion of protecting individuals’ privacy and encryption rights. With the FBI pressuring Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple is proving it will practice what it preaches.

NYC, NJ Bomber Hit with Federal Charges

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Federal prosecutors charged Ahmad Khan Rahami Tuesday with charges relating to the weekend bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey that injured 31 people.

Obama at CIA: ISIS Core is Shrinking

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In his final visit to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, President Barack Obama met with the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the next steps in the fight against ISIS.

Ohio State Attacker Was Possibly Inspired by Islamic State, Says FBI

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FBI officials said the Ohio State University student who attacked a group of people with his car and a knife Monday may have been inspired by radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the Islamic State, FBI Special Agent in Charge Angela Byers said Wednesday.

Visa Applicants to Undergo Social Media Vetting

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Visa applicants who pose a potential terrorism risk will soon be asked to hand over social media profiles and handles from the last five years to the State Department. 

This Week on FEDtalk

Financial Planning for Feds

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, financial planning has been on the minds of federal employees everywhere.  Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am EST for a discussion on financial planning pre- and post-retirement. 

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FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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