Applications now being accepted for State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program
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Applications now being accepted for State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, … Continue reading

AP’s general news coverage in Virginia
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AP’s general news coverage in Virginia

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Richmond bureau at 804-643-6646 or aprichmond@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories … Continue reading

State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay
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State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is continuing a review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a request by the project’s developer to suspend the review. State Department spokesman John Kirby says the department advised TransCanada on Wednesday of its decision to continue the review. The State Department has jurisdiction over … Continue reading

Under Clinton, State’s cybersecurity suffered
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Under Clinton, State’s cybersecurity suffered

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department’s email system, according to independent audits and … Continue reading

US: Clinton email storage safe not secure for some messages
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US: Clinton email storage safe not secure for some messages

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has told Senate investigators that it didn’t provide Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lawyer with a secure-enough method to read now-highly classified material from her homebrew email server because it didn’t anticipate that the messages would be deemed so secret. In July, State Department officials installed a safe at the … Continue reading

Clinton: ‘Global effort’ needed to help refugees in Europe
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Clinton: ‘Global effort’ needed to help refugees in Europe

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for a “concerted global effort” to assist the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia seeking refuge in Europe. In an interview with The Associated Press, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Monday, September 7, that “everyone should … Continue reading

State Dept. to release 7,000 pages of emails, 150 censored
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State Dept. to release 7,000 pages of emails, 150 censored

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will release roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified. Department officials said the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and not identified as … Continue reading

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Secrets have long slipped into State Department email

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret. When the emails were released … Continue reading