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Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret infoUS authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies. Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York. The Department of Justice said Lee, 53, grew up in the United States and served in the US Army before joining the Central Intelligence Agency as a case officer in 1994.



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FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trialBy Steve Friess and John Shiffman DETROIT (Reuters) – The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday. The grisly description came during the opening day in the federal trial of businessman Arthur Rathburn, who sold or leased donated body parts, including human heads, to medical researchers for two decades. Rathburn, however, is charged with defrauding customers by selling them body parts infected with hepatitis and HIV, and with lying to federal agents about shipments.



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Border Patrol agent, 2 others dead after collision with hog

Border Patrol agent, 2 others dead after collision with hogUVALDE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and two other people have died after a sport utility vehicle collided with a wild hog in Southwest Texas, authorities said.



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'Loyal agent of North Korea' charged in Australia over 'sanctions breach'

'Loyal agent of North Korea' charged in Australia over 'sanctions breach'A Sydney-based "loyal agent of North Korea" has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said on Sunday. Chan Han Choi, a naturalised Australian citizen of Korean descent, was attempting to broker illicit deals that could have generated "tens of millions of dollars" for North Korea, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said. The 59-year-old was involved in discussions to set up a ballistic missile production facility and the supply of missile construction plans in addition to components, software and the transfer of technical expertise from Pyongyang, police alleged. Neil Gaughan, AFP Assistant Commissioner, told reporters the case was "like nothing we have ever seen on Australian soil", alleging the man was in contact with high-ranking North Korean officials. "This man is a loyal agent of North Korea, believing he was acting to serve some higher patriotic purpose." North Korean missile ranges The alleged agent’s plans did not involve other governments or officials, police said. Authorities did not reveal which individuals or entities the man was allegedly trying to trade with. Mr Gaughan said the charges related to his alleged activity over the past year, but that allegations dated back to 2008. Police started investigating Choi after a tip-off from another international agency on another matter, he said. "I know these charges sound alarming, but we are not suggesting that there are any weapons or missile componentry that came to Australian soil," he said. "We're alleging all of the activity occurred offshore." Australian Federal Police agents collecting evidence in relation to Chan Han Choi's case Credit: Australian Federal Police North Korea is under tough United Nations sanctions aimed at choking off revenue to Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. "This is a very important arrest, the charges laid are the greatest nature," Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister, said in Sydney. "It is vitally important that all nations … enforce those sanctions." Key Questions | UN sanctions The man, who has lived in Australia for three decades, allegedly used encrypted communication services to facilitate the attempted trades, which included the transfer of coal from North Korea to entities in Indonesia and Vietnam. He is in custody and faces a total of six charges, with maximum penalties of up to 10 years in jail. Investigators would not rule out further charges, and are probing other attempted commodity trades involving oil and gemstones. "This is black market 101," Mr Gaughan said. This is the first time charges have been laid for breaches under Canberra’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Act and for violating UN sanctions against North Korea in Australia. Global anxiety about North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s authoritarian government has steadily risen this year, with Washington calling on other UN members to cut ties with Pyongyang in order to squeeze the secretive regime.



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Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts: reports

Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts: reportsThe special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views, two U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday. The New York Times and the Washington Post identified the investigator as FBI agent Peter Strzok, the deputy head of FBI counter-intelligence.



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Funeral held for US border agent whose death not explained

Funeral held for US border agent whose death not explainedEL PASO, Texas (AP) — Family, friends and law enforcement officers converged on an adobe Catholic church in El Paso, Texas, Saturday to mourn a Border Patrol agent whose death last weekend in the rugged and remote Big Bend area has not been explained.



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AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallenDALLAS (AP) — A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation into the death of a border patrol agent said Monday that the surviving agent who radioed in for help doesn't remember what happened.



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On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another Injured

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another InjuredA U.S. border agent has died following what government officials described as an “attack” in West Texas on Sunday morning that left a second agent seriously injured.



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The Latest: Trump tweets about death of Border Patrol agent

The Latest: Trump tweets about death of Border Patrol agentVAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local):



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Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

Border agent dies after being injured in TexasVAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.



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