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  • September 9, 2021

    9/11 Moved Many to Serve

    In the moments after the country was attacked 20 years ago, many felt a profound new calling—a desire to help and to serve. It set some on a path to the FBI.

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  • September 2, 2021

    The 9/11 Toll on FBI Responders

    Twenty years after 9/11, personnel who responded to the attacks are still struggling with health issues related to exposure to toxins in the aftermath. More than 100 FBI employees have been affected thus far, and 17 have died as a result of their illnesses.

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  • August 26, 2021

    9/11 Attacks 20 Years Ago Shaped Today’s FBI

    September 11, 2001 remains one of the most pivotal points in American history—and for the FBI, which still sees terrorism as the gravest threat to the U.S.

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  • August 3, 2021

    60th Anniversary of Bearden Hijacking Case

    A spate of plane hijackings in 1961 prompted Congress to strengthen laws against crimes in the air.

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  • March 3, 2021

    Women's History Month: FBI Newark Administrative Officer

    FBI Newark Administrative Officer Dorisse Shakir-Ullah describes why more women should join the FBI.

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  • March 1, 2021

    Women's History Month: FBI Newark Victim Specialist Keyla Munoz

    FBI Newark Victim Specialist Keyla Munoz describes her initial fears about joining the FBI. "Follow your dreams with tenacity. The choice is yours."

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  • March 1, 2021

    Women's History Month: FBI Newark Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mehtab Syed

    FBI Newark Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mehtab Syed describes obstacles she overcame to become a special agent.

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  • March 1, 2021

    Women's History Month: FBI Newark Special Agent Elisabete Santos

    FBI Newark Special Agent Elisabete Santos says women can find a work-life balance at the FBI.

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  • February 26, 2021

    Women's History Month: FBI Newark Special Agent Laura Allen

    FBI Newark Special Agent Laura Allen encourages women to consider the FBI. "It's a great career with great opportunity."

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  • August 21, 2020

    FBI Kansas City - 100th Anniversary

    Designated as one of the nine original field offices, FBI Kansas City celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and thanks Kansas and Missouri for their assistance, cooperation, and support.

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  • April 16, 2020

    360 Video: The Oklahoma City Bombing: 25 Years Later

    In this immersive 360-degree video, tour the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum as you listen to voices of those impacted by the bombing 25 years ago.

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  • April 15, 2020

    The Oklahoma City Bombing: 25 Years Later

    A quarter-century after the homegrown terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building claimed the lives of 168 people, a retired FBI agent reflects on that tragic day and how it helped shape the Bureau.

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  • April 15, 2020

    The Oklahoma City Bombing: 25 Years Later

    Twenty-five years after the deadly bombing that took the lives of 168 people, retired Special Agent Barry Black provides a firsthand account of investigating the Oklahoma City case.

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  • January 24, 2020

    The Bureau and the Great Experiment

    A century after the Volstead Act authorized the U.S. government to carry out the 18th Amendment, we look back at the Bureau’s role in pursuing violators of the new federal prohibition laws.

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  • December 2, 2019

    African-American Agents Reflect on 100-Year Anniversary

    The anniversary of the first African-American FBI agent provided an opportunity for current and former African-American special agents to reflect on how far the Bureau has come in the past century—and where it still needs to go.

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  • November 22, 2019

    100 Years of FBI-RCMP Partnership

    The FBI marks a century of collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police this year, and we look forward to continuing this invaluable partnership for many more years to come.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Aaron LaSure

    Retired Special Agent Aaron LaSure served for 22 years in the FBI before retiring earlier this year as a senior executive inspector in the Bureau's Inspection Division. He shared his thoughts on his career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Julian Stackhaus

    Retired Special Agent Julian Stackhaus served for 21 years in the FBI before retiring in 2000. He shared his thoughts on his career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Jermicha Fomby

    Special Agent Jermicha Fomby has been an agent since joining the Bureau in 2003. He shared his thoughts on his career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Eric Jackson

    Retired Special Agent Eric Jackson served for 21 years in the FBI before retiring as special agent in charge of the Dallas Field Office. He shared his thoughts on his career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Nicole Dunn

    Special Agent Nicole Dunn has served for nearly 11 years in the FBI. She shared her thoughts on her career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Linda Berry

    Retired Special Agent Linda Berry served for 28 years in the FBI before retiring in 2004. She was the Bureau's second African-American special agent. She shared her thoughts on her career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Michael Mason

    Retired Special Agent Michael Mason served for 23 years in the FBI, including as special agent in charge of the Sacramento Division, assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office, and executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Division. He shared his thoughts on his career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Nicole Sinegar

    Special Agent Nicole Sinegar has served for 11 years in the FBI. She shared her thoughts on her career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Jennifer Love

    Retired Special Agent Jennifer Love served for 25 years in the FBI before retiring in 2012 as assistant director of the FBI's Security Division. She shared her thoughts on her career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 19, 2019

    100 Years of African-American Special Agents: Jacques Battiste

    Retired Special Agent Jacques Battiste served for 22 years in the FBI before retiring in 2017. He shared his thoughts on his career, the FBI, and the role of African Americans during events in November 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of the first African-American special agent, James Wormley Jones.

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  • November 8, 2019

    Events Mark 100 Years of African-American Agents

    Current and former African-American special agents joined the FBI Director in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau’s first African-American special agent, who was appointed in 1919 and set the course for generations to follow.

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  • October 31, 2019

    Curbing Car Crimes

    On the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Dyer Act, which made interstate car theft a federal crime, we look back at how the law led to the FBI of today.

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  • October 10, 2019

    Leo James McClairen: An Unheralded Pioneer

    As the FBI’s first African-American special agent in the Deep South, Leo James McClairen served with distinction and paved the way for future generations of minority investigators and professional staff.

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  • July 11, 2019

    The Bureau’s First Director

    In 1908, Stanley W. Finch became the head of the organization that would eventually become the Federal Bureau of Investigation, giving it a strong start in key areas of the FBI’s responsibilities that continue to this day.

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  • June 28, 2019

    Early Terrorism Investigation

    A series of bombings in 1919 had a profound impact on the young Bureau, with the organization gaining new resources and valuable experience in addressing national security threats as it evolved into the modern-day FBI.

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  • June 3, 2019

    The Neighborhood Spy

    Though it occurred decades ago, the case of American engineer William Holden Bell, who betrayed his country through espionage, still provides lessons and warning signs for today.

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  • May 10, 2019

    Honoring Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe

    As the FBI celebrates 100 years of African-American special agents, we remember the first African-American FBI agent killed in the line of duty, who was honored during a street renaming ceremony in his native Brooklyn, New York, 50 years after his death.

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  • April 15, 2019

    The Flying Bank Robber

    Frank Sprenz, a former Ten Most Wanted Fugitive and prolific criminal who, among other offenses, stole small planes and flew to various cities to evade the law, was arrested 60 years ago this week.

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  • April 5, 2019

    The Pizza Connection

    Thirty-five years after the bust of a vast, long-running Mafia drug conspiracy that touched four continents, the Pizza Connection case continues to pay dividends for partnerships, policing, and public safety.

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  • March 28, 2019

    The First African-American Female Special Agent

    As the FBI celebrates 100 years of African-American special agents and observes Women’s History Month, we remember Sylvia Mathis, the first African-American woman to serve as an FBI agent.

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  • March 25, 2019

    The Melissa Virus

    Two decades ago, computer viruses were still relatively new notions to most Americans, but the fast-moving and destructive Melissa virus changed that in a significant way and showed many the darker side of the web.

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  • February 15, 2019

    Our History, Our Service

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of African-American special agents in the FBI, and we honor the countless contributions these agents have made over the last century in making the Bureau stronger and the nation safer.

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  • November 2, 2018

    The Morris Worm

    Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.

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  • September 10, 2018

    Remembering 9/11

    Seventeen years after 9/11, the FBI is helping to raise awareness about compensation available to first responders who have fallen ill as a result of exposure to toxins in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

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  • July 26, 2018

    FBI Turns 110

    The friendship of two public servants committed to the rule of law—Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Bonaparte—helped spur the July 26, 1908 creation of the organization now known as the FBI.

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  • February 1, 2018

    Recovering the Space Shuttle Columbia

    When the space shuttle Columbia disaster occurred 15 years ago, the FBI was tasked with recovering the remains of the crew, stabilizing hazardous material, and securing classified equipment.

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  • November 30, 2017

    WWII Intel Operations in Argentina

    During World War II, Argentina was a hotbed of intrigue and proved to be a tough environment for the FBI’s Special Intelligence Service (SIS), whose mission was to identify and counter Nazi operatives in South America.

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  • September 5, 2017

    Cold Case Solved

    Nearly 50 years after the murder of a young father in Arkansas, the FBI and its partners helped secure a confession from the killer, who will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

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  • May 12, 2017

    Hogan’s Alley Turns 30

    Over the past three decades, Hogan’s Alley—a mock town on the grounds of the FBI’s Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia—has evolved into the cornerstone of the Bureau’s practical training program.

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  • February 21, 2017

    Flag-Raising Honors Fallen Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe

    The FBI's Washington Field Office and the National Museum of African American History and Culture raised an American flag on February 10, 2017, to honor Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe, who was killed in the line of duty in 1969.

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  • January 27, 2017

    NCIC Turns 50

    Launched on January 27, 1967, the FBI’s National Crime Information Center gives our law enforcement partners access to a computerized index of documented criminal justice information whenever and wherever they need it.

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  • December 28, 2016

    A Look Back: A Small Office with a Big Mission

    A 1940 operation in Rockefeller Center was the FBI’s first attempt to set up a long-term cover company for the nation’s first civilian foreign intelligence service.

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  • September 9, 2016

    Remembering 9/11

    The FBI joins the nation in remembering and honoring the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, which occurred 15 years ago this month.

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  • August 29, 2016

    A Look Back at the 1991 Talladega Prison Riot

    A riot at a federal prison in Talladega, Alabama 25 years ago this month provides a look back at the FBI's early crisis response capabilities.

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