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Past articles by Mike:

'The Longest Shadow': A radical post-9/11 government overhaul pits security against liberty

Part 2 of ABC News' series on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 looks at the attacks' legacy of injuries -- seen and unseen -- and the balance between liberty and safety. → Read More

Cannon House Office Building evacuated due to suspicious vehicle: Sources

The Cannon House Office Building, a congressional office building, was evacuated via underground routes Thursday morning due to a suspicious vehicle. → Read More

AG Garland announces investigation of Louisville PD's policing practices

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an investigation into the policing practices of the Louisville Police Department. → Read More

After Chauvin's conviction for Floyd murder, DOJ weighs charging him for 2017 incident involving Black teen: Source

Federal investigators probing Derek Chauvin's use of force against George Floyd are also weighing charging him for a 2017 incident involving a Black teen, a source said. → Read More

AG Garland announces DOJ probe into policing practices in Minneapolis

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday announced a federal probe into policing practices in Minneapolis. → Read More

'Unbearable' conditions push Biden administration to close Houston migrant center

The Biden administration shuttered a Houston facility for migrant children following allegations that the group running it failed to provide adequate living conditions. → Read More

Feds looking at alleged payments Rep. Matt Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources

Gaetz previously denied having a relationship with a 17-year-old. → Read More

Feds looking beyond Florida in investigation of Rep. Gaetz, sources say

The federal investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is scrutinizing the congressman's conduct not only in Florida but in other states too, sources tell ABC News. → Read More

SolarWinds cyberhack gained access to then-acting DHS chief's emails: Sources

The SolarWinds cyber hack gained access to then-acting DHS chief Chad Wolf's emails, sources said. → Read More

Biden administration releases video from inside crowded migrant detention facilities

The Biden administration has now released its first official images from inside two Texas migrant detention facilities. ABC News got an exclusive first look. → Read More

Beyond child detentions, other surging stats reflect grim reality of border crisis

Early last year, as Border Patrol agents in Texas escorted an international news crew into what authorities say is the most remote area along the entire southwest border, someone in the group noticed a man sitting in a ravine, hidden behind brush. Pedro Diego-Francisco, a Guatemalan migrant, had been there for three days, with no way to call for help as he suffered through temperatures that fell… → Read More

Making sense of GOP claims about who is crossing the border

The comments came after House GOP leaders met with border patrol agents in Texas on Monday. → Read More

GOP representative's husband distances himself from militia group after Jan 6. photos surface

The husband of Rep. Mary Miller is distancing himself from the "Three Percenters" after his truck was seen outside the Capitol on Jan. 6 with a decal promoting them. → Read More

As Trump's impeachment defense begins, 2 new attorneys step into the spotlight

Donald Trump's legal team will step onto the brightest stage of their careers Friday, and their high-profile client is waiting to see if they're up to the task. → Read More

Wife of GOP Sen. Hawley files criminal complaint over protest at their home

The wife of Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., filed a criminal complaint against at least one of the reported organizers of a protest outside their Virginia home last mon → Read More

Facing 'significant influx' of Capitol siege cases, DOJ issues 'urgent' internal plea for help to offices across country

Facing a 'significant influx' of Capitol siege cases, the Department of Justice has issued an 'urgent' internal plea for help to offices across country. → Read More

DHS uses federal alert system for 1st time in a year to warn of domestic terrorist threat

Using a federal system designed to warn all Americans about terrorist threats to the U.S. homeland, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning that anger "fueled by false narratives," especially unfounded claims about the 2020 presidential election, could lead some inside the country to launch attacks in the coming weeks. "Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated… → Read More

Biden's DNI pick vows to help investigate any foreign role in Capitol siege, warns of China's rise

President-elect Joe Biden's choice to lead the U.S. intelligence community vowed Tuesday to help the FBI uncover any role that foreign nations like Russia may have played in radicalizing the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago, even as she assured lawmakers that politics would have no place in her office. "I've certainly seen Russia's use of active measures and a variety of… → Read More

In scathing draft of letter never made public, Trump chided James Comey for 'erratic,' 'self-indulgent' conduct

The president's draft was scrapped by White House legal counsel. → Read More

Beyond domestic terrorists, officials eye foreign influence, drones as threats to Biden inauguration

Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, officials are warning that next week's presidential inauguration could inspire an array of threats to the homeland. → Read More