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Obama Nominates Comey to Head FBI

President Obama nominated Bush-era U.S. prosecutor James Comey to head the FBI when Robert Mueller steps down from his post in September, the FBI announced Friday.

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IRS Agent Patrol Rifles Questioned

A Southern Republican congressman questioned why enforcement agents with the Internal Revenue Service need AR-15 patrol rifles in remarks to Politico.

Obama Picks Bush-Era Prosecutor To Head FBI

President Obama will nominate a Bush-era U.S. prosecutor to head the FBI when Robert Mueller steps down from his post in September.

Cartel Operators Plead Guilty In ICE Agents' Shooting

Four Los Zetas Cartel members entered guilty pleas today for participating in the ambush attack of ICE agents in Mexico in February of 2011. Special Agent Jaime Zapata was killed and Special Agent Victor Avila was wounded in the attack.

Islamist Terrorist Plotted To Behead FBI Agents

A convicted terrorist who plotted to kill three FBI agents as revenge for his conviction was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Hysen Sherifi, 29, received the sentence from U.S. Attorney District Court Judge W. Earl Britt.

FBI's Evidence Response Teams

The FBI special agents who spearhead regional Evidence Response Team (ERT) units work closely with mostly non-sworn evidence collection professionals to process some of the nation's most challenging crime scenes, including the Boston Marathon bombing.

First Female Secret Service Director Sworn In

Julia A. Pierson made history Wednesday, when she was sworn in as the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service during an Oval Office ceremony.

Supreme Court To Hear Case of Gamblers Who Sued DEA Agent

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to identify the appropriate venue for professional gamblers to sue a federal agent who seized their money at an airport.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.

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Federal Officer Safety Act Becomes Law

A federal law providing immunity for federal agents from local prosecution was signed into law by President Obama with the "fiscal cliff" deal on Wednesday.

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