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    • UK Raises Terror Threat Level

      UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced today that, in light of the actions that the terrorist group ISIL has carried out over the last several weeks, the United Kingdom has raised its terror threat level from substantial to severe. A “severe” threat level means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, while a “substantial” threat level means that there is ...
    • Mother of ISIS Hostage Makes Plea

      The mother of Steven Sotloff, an American journalist being held hostage by the terrorist group ISIS, made a direct plea to the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for his release. Sotloff is one of seven journalists that are currently being held captive by ISIS, according to a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists.  And with the group’s beheading of ...
    • Freed Journalist Thanks Supporters

      Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist who had been held hostage in Syria for more than two years, made his first public appearance today since being released. Curtis, 45, was captured in 2012 by Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida-affiliated group operating in Syria.  The group released him on Sunday and turned him over to United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights ...
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    • Stay Up to Date on the Michael Brown Shooting Investigation

      Don’t miss Federal News Service’s continuing coverage of the officer-involved shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown. By subscribing to www.fednews.com, you will not only have real-time access, but you will also be able to view the transcripts in their entirety. To subscribe to our transcription service click here.  To purchase single transcripts, click here. Our coverage includes the ...
    • Federal News Service Will Hold a Lunch and Learn on March 19

      Come learn why Federal News Service is key to major media companies publications! What are you missing out on?  It’s hard to stay on top of the news and events in Washington.  We can help you. Run the Sunday morning talk show circuit in record time.  We’re posting transcripts in near real-time, and we post in sections until the transcripts ...
    • State of the Union Word Clouds

      Here’s a list of FNS-created State of the Union word clouds, including for each of President Obama’s addresses: President Barack Obama 2013 2012 2011 2010 President George W. Bush 2002 (first since 9/11) President Bill Clinton 1996 (first since Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years) President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 ...
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    • Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart

      By WSJ Staff In a discussion at George Washington University hosted by CBSCBS +0.56% News reporter Major Garrett, Jay Carney answered questions about his experiences as White House spokesman, including the troubled health-care rollout and President Barack Obama‘s efforts to use new media to reach voters… Read the full article HERE  
    • U.S. Losing Influence in the Middle East? Saudi Prince Says Yes

      Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States back in 2005-2006, told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East and that U.S.-Iran negotiations were “surprising” to the Saudis.  Prince al-Faisal’s comments, in an interview, touched on points of contention between the Saudis and the United ...
    • Secret FISA court gets a critique from within

      By Stewart M. Powell / Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON — To hear James Comey tell it, judges on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court routinely put spy agency lawyers through their paces before approving electronic eavesdropping designed to combat terrorist attacks. People “hear secret court, sometimes they hear rubber stamp,” the long-time Justice Department lawyer and FBI Director nominee said in ...