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  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol.
  • Bitcoin executive Charlie Shrem is accused of money laundering

    Bitcoin executive Charlie Shrem is accused of money laundering
    NEW YORK — The federal government has arrested one of the biggest names in the bitcoin community in the latest crackdown on digital currencies and their illicit use. Charlie Shrem, chief executive of digital currency exchange BitInstant, stands...

    Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief

    Senate confirms new Homeland Security deputy and IRS chief
    WASHINGTON — In its last workday of the year, the Democratic-controlled Senate overcame GOP objections Friday to confirm two high-profile Obama nominees to the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, but put off final...

    Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary

    Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post. The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote,...

    Ex-L.A. federal prosecutor clears hurdle toward Homeland Security post

    Ex-L.A. federal prosecutor clears hurdle toward Homeland Security post
    WASHINGTON — After a contentious debate, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved President Obama’s pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security without a single Republican vote. The party-line maneuver opens the way for the...