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House panel: Justice Dept. ‘obstructing’ Trump records probe


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State Dept warns Americans traveling abroad to ‘make contingency plans’


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Biden’s Education Dept. sends a message to 6 student-loan companies: ‘Meet the tougher standards or face consequences’


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Biden’s vow to fix the student-loan mess is about to get a big test as 2 companies shut down and leave millions of borrowers hanging. His Education Dept. ‘needs to deliver on its promises,’ an expert says.


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Blinken decries swastika vandalism in State Dept elevator


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Justice Dept. sends letter to Missouri governor, says state can’t void federal gun laws


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Justice Dept. to probe secret subpoena for Schiff’s records on Trump’s watch


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McConnell Urges Ed Dept to Abandon ‘1619 Project’ Curriculum Changes: ‘Buzzwords and Propaganda’


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Trump State Dept. Aide Accused of Beating Cops During Riot Is Already Hating Prison


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Harvard Chemistry Dept. Head Charged with Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding

Harvard Chemistry Dept. Head Charged with Failing to Disclose Chinese FundingThe head of Harvard University's chemistry department has been charged with failing to disclose funding from the Chinese government, according to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday.Charles Lieber, the department head, allegedly hid his participation in China's "thousand talents" program from officials in the Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health.China uses what it calls "talent plans" to encourage scientific research by providing government funding to select scientists. The U.S. government has charged a number of individuals funded by talent plans with attempting to steal U.S. intellectual property for the Chinese government."While association with a Talent Program is not illegal, it can create incentives to steal, violate export controls, or (at a minimum) conflicts of interest," said John Demers, chief of the national security division at the Justice Department, at a November presentation.In one case, the Justice Department revealed in November that federal agents in 2017 had stopped Haitao Xiang, a Missouri resident and employee of an agriculture-biotechnology company, from boarding a plane to China with a copy a proprietary algorithm belonging to his company.Also in November, the FBI admitted in a Senate hearing that it had not done enough to counter the threat of intellectual property theft by China."With our present-day knowledge of the threat from Chinese plans, we wish we had taken more rapid and comprehensive action in the past," said John Brown, assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the FBI, at the hearing. "The time to make up for that is now."



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