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Lauren Walker


Lauren Walker reports on technology, cybersecurity, and foreign affairs. She worked as a staff writer at Newsweek and previously worked for Al Jazeera America.

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Army, prison, attorneys unable to confirm reports that Chelsea Manning attempted suicide

Neither Manning's family nor her lawyers were notified of the former Army analyst's medical condition.

On Jul 6, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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FBI background checks for gun purchases skyrocket in June

This year is on track to break the background check record.

On Jul 5, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Untangling Google Fiber’s twist on America’s unending digital divide

Google’s high-speed internet service is helping close—and widen—the digital divide.

On Jul 4, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Obama administration reveals civilian death tolls from drone strikes outside war zones

Human rights groups say the number is much higher than the government's assessment.

On Jul 1, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Pentagon lifts ban on transgender troops

Transgender troops may now serve openly in the military, yet the status of Chelsea Manning remains unclear.

On Jun 30, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Gun owners to have special place in FBI biometric database

Hawaii passed a series of gun-related bills that would limit and track gun owners.

On Jun 26, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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George H.W. Bush just owned a little kid for loving broccoli

Haters gonna hate.

On Jun 25, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Is BuzzFeed Motion Pictures creating or killing young dreams?

Dual firings have prompted backlash from creators.

On Jun 25, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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‘Shuffle Along’ to shuffle along July 24, reportedly closing over star’s pregnancy

The cast and its fans are not happy.

On Jun 25, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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The Brits outdid themselves in response to Donald Trump’s Brexit tweets

Trump's pro-Brexit tweets inspired a stream of the most British of insults.

On Jun 25, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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What the FBI isn’t saying about its facial recognition capabilities

'There may or may not be more databases ... that the FBI may or may not be accessing.'

On Jun 16, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Senate Democrats launch ‘filibuster’ on gun control after Orlando shooting

'I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can.'

On Jun 15, 2016 by Aaron Sankin, Amrita Khalid, Lauren Walker

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Why the Orlando shooter was removed from a terrorist watch list

Those on 'the list' can still legally purchase firearms.

On Jun 14, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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Heavily-armed man on way to L.A. Gay Pride is a 20-year-old male from Indiana

Hours after a gunmen murdered 50 at an Orlando LGBT nightclub, a man was arrested with a trove of weapons headed for LA pride.

On Jun 13, 2016 by Lauren Walker

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The enduring mystery of the U.S. drone war

15 years after the U.S. conducted its first armed drone mission, little is known about the program—or its impact.

On Jun 12, 2016 by Lauren Walker