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Hillary Clinton dodges shoe during Las Vegas convention speech

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie…

Woman dead after ramming White House gate and leading Secret Service on wild chase through D.C.

A volley of shots rang out outside the US Capitol building as police intercepted a suspect Thursday, sending lawmakers and tourists scattering for cover and triggering a massive security operation. Police said a driver had attempted to get past a barricade outside the White House, just over a mile away,…

Maine candidate questioned by Secret Service after posting Obama photo labelled ‘shoot the ni**er’

A conservative candidate for Maine town selectman received a visit from the Secret Service after he posted a photo of President Barack Obama on Facebook that was labelled “Shoot the ni**er.” According to the Bangor Daily News, David Marsters of Sabattus, ME has taken the post down, but remains defiant…

Federal judge orders Secret Service to release files on Internet activist Aaron Swartz

The Secret Service’s files on deceased cyber-activist Aaron Swartz must be made public, a judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued her ruling in response to a lawsuit filed by Wired reporter Kevin Poulsen, who is investigating the reasons for the heavy-handed prosecution that spurred Swartz to commit…

Hackers claim to have posted Michelle Obama’s personal data

WASHINGTON — The US Secret Service launched an investigation Tuesday after hackers posted what they said was personal data and credit information of celebrities including first lady Michelle Obama online. The probe was opened over files which included personal information purportedly from FBI chief Robert Mueller, Vice President Joe Biden,…

Despite scandal, Obama confident in Secret Service boss

WASHINGTON — The White House Tuesday expressed confidence in the chief of the US Secret Service, but the elite bodyguard unit’s Colombian sex scandal deepened, with claims that 20 women were involved. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is coming under increasing political pressure over allegations that agents sent to the…

Hate group leader: ‘Open homosexuality’ caused Secret Service scandal

The leader of an anti-LGBT rights group on Monday said a scandal where Secret Service agents were caught with female prostitutes in Columbia was actually the fault of “open homosexuality in our military.” Speaking to conservative radio host Janet Mefferd, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a…

Five military members accused of misconduct in Secret Service scandal

Five members of the U.S. military were allegedly involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that saw 12 Secret Service members relieved of duty. The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) said that it would punish the military members for “inappropriate conduct” at the same hotel the service agents were located…

Obama Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia for ‘misconduct’

In a rare move, some Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to help protect US President Barack Obama at a regional summit have been sent home amid accusations of a sex scandal, officials and reports said on Friday. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in…

Online startup kicked off domain without stated reason

Updated, below: JotForm back online, Secret Service confirms involvement An online startup called JotForm said this week that it was kicked off its .com Internet domain by host GoDaddy, allegedly at the request of the U.S. Secret Service. It’s not yet clear why JotForm, which allows users to create and…

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