United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19942/all en White House official fired over snarky, anonymous Twitter account (TWEETS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131023/white-house-official-fired-over-snarky-anonymous A White House official was fired recently over his social media identity as @NatSecWonk, a popular and very snarky Twitter account.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131023/white-house-official-fired-over-snarky-anonymous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Strange But True United States Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5968671 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden insists he did not share secret files with Russia, China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131018/snowden-insists-he-did-not-share-documents-russi Speaking via encrypted email from Russia, where he has been granted asylum for one year, Snowden said he believed the government would have attempted to discredit him if he had kept his concerns within the NSA instead of sharing them with the press.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131018/snowden-insists-he-did-not-share-documents-russi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5964414 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama turns down a Republican proposal for a short term increase http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131011/republicans-offer-obama-two-track-negotiations-e President Obama held 'some concerns' over the Republican proposal, which would reopen government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131011/republicans-offer-obama-two-track-negotiations-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States United States Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5958755 at http://www.globalpost.com SHUT DOWN: The great things Americans will do without, for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131001/shut-down-the-great-things-americans-will-do-wit Some of the great things Americans will miss during the shutdown.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131001/shut-down-the-great-things-americans-will-do-wit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States United States Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:03:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5949710 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI has used drones in US since 2006, watchdog says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130927/fbi-uses-drones-fight-crime-domestically-report- The FBI has been using drones since 2006.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130927/fbi-uses-drones-fight-crime-domestically-report-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5946519 at http://www.globalpost.com NRA chief says Washington Navy Yard was not "protected" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130922/nra-chief-says-washington-navy-yard-was-not-prot The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) criticized the Washington Navy Yard for being "unprotected."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130922/nra-chief-says-washington-navy-yard-was-not-prot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:34:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5941381 at http://www.globalpost.com NSA to Israel: Be careful with Americans' private data, please http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130912/nsa-israel-be-careful-americans-private-data-ple The National Security Agency has collected raw data from American citizens and shares it with Israel.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130912/nsa-israel-be-careful-americans-private-data-ple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel and Palestine Need to Know United States United States Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:39:48 +0000 News Desk 5931847 at http://www.globalpost.com 107-year-old man shot dead by police in Arkansas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130908/107-year-old-man-shot-dead-police-arkansas Arkansas police killed a 107-year-old man on Saturday night in a shootout.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130908/107-year-old-man-shot-dead-police-arkansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:17:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5927925 at http://www.globalpost.com NSA, GCHQ can crack most online encryption: Snowden leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130905/nsa-gchq-break-open-internet-encryption-exposing "For the past decade, NSA has led an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used Internet encryption technologies... Vast amounts of encrypted Internet data which have up till now been discarded are now exploitable."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130905/nsa-gchq-break-open-internet-encryption-exposing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5925788 at http://www.globalpost.com US intelligence agencies' 'black budget' revealed in new report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130829/us-intelligence-agencies-black-budget-revealed-n The Washington Post has revealed the United States' intelligence community's so-called "black budget."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130829/us-intelligence-agencies-black-budget-revealed-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:28:00 +0000 News Desk 5921003 at http://www.globalpost.com UN plans to contact US over Der Spiegel's NSA bugging allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130826/nsa-spied-un-members-hacked-private-teleconferen American intelligence agencies bugged the United Nations, hacking into video conferences in the building.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130826/nsa-spied-un-members-hacked-private-teleconferen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States United States Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5918096 at http://www.globalpost.com 88-year-old Okinawa vet beaten to death by two teens (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130823/88-year-old-okinawa-vet-beaten-death-two-teens-v An 88-year-old World War II veteran died Thursday after he was brutally beaten by two teenagers in Spokane, Wash.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130823/88-year-old-okinawa-vet-beaten-death-two-teens-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Want to Know United States Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:12:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5916141 at http://www.globalpost.com Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks whistleblower, wants to go by Chelsea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130822/bradley-manning-wants-live-out-his-life-woman Bradley Manning wants to go by the name Chelsea and undergo hormone therapy.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130822/bradley-manning-wants-live-out-his-life-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States United States Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5915334 at http://www.globalpost.com NSA able to spy on 75 percent of US internet traffic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130821/nsa-able-spy-75-us-internet-traffic-salt-lake-ci The United States' National Security Agency (NSA) can observe more online communications of Americans than once believed.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130821/nsa-able-spy-75-us-internet-traffic-salt-lake-ci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States United States Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5914629 at http://www.globalpost.com NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times, trained to cover up violations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130816/nsa-broke-privacy-rules-thousands-time-trained-c A new report from the Washington Post shows that the NSA violated privacy rules thousands of times since 2008.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130816/nsa-broke-privacy-rules-thousands-time-trained-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States United States Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:51:00 +0000 News Desk 5911333 at http://www.globalpost.com