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Steve Wynn, a Chinese agent?

Steve Wynn is a casino billionaire. His father was a bingo parlor operator on the east coast. At age 15, Steve sold ice cream bars from his bicycle. When his father died, Steve took the bingo operation to Las Vegas. Steve built some of Las Vegas’s most famous casinos including Treasure Island, The Mirage, and …

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Why you should never “clean and drive”

Early one morning, police in Florida responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident near a hospital. Responding officers noticed a damaged red Pontiac Grand Am with airbags deployed. Officers spoke with the driver who said he lost control and struck a telephone pole. But one of the passengers in the Pontiac gave a different …

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The CIA’s office party acid trips

In 1953, scientists from the CIA gathered at a cabin in Maryland for a conference. On the second day of the conference, the men enjoyed a bottle of Cointreau liquor. But it wasn’t just liquor in the bottle… Sidney Gottlieb, a CIA program director, had spiked it with LSD. You see, Sidney was the head …

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Hydra

Soon after the invasion of Ukraine, nations around the world sanctioned Russia. For its part, Germany went after the dark web commonly used by Russians. German federal police shut down the Hydra market. This is a dark web that trafficked illegal narcotics and laundered money for criminals all over the world. Police seized server infrastructure …

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FBI warns: U.S. agriculture targeted for attack

Nothing is off-limits when it comes to cyberattacks – even cream cheese. Last year, a cyberattack targeted one of the largest cheese manufacturers in the U.S. This contributed to a cream cheese shortage felt all over the country. The target of the cyberattack was Wisconsin-based Schreiber foods. Schreiber is one of the country’s largest marketers …

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Sneak attack: Russian spies on our border

Russia’s spies are good at what they do. They use the cover of embassies and consulates to carry out their spying operations. They also recruit Russian immigrants, create fake companies, and convince foreigners to spy for them. Hector F. is a prominent Mexican scientist. In 2020, he was arrested at Miami International Airport while trying …

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When and why to choose a thigh holster

Chicago police responded to shots fired in the lobby of Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s south side. Upon arrival, officers encountered a gunman and exchanged fire. One officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. Two hospital workers, a doctor, and a pharmacy resident were also shot and killed. A second police officer was …

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The “frozen beer” survival diet

Cliff B. lives in Alaska. He travels about 40 miles each day to the city of Nome for work. Most people who live in Alaska are prepared for harsh winter weather, but Cliff wasn’t as prepared as he would have liked. While driving one day outside Nome, Cliff’s pickup truck veered off the road and …

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SOG’s secret “ammo sabotage” in Vietnam

In 1967 the U.S. was embroiled in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Studies and Operations Group (SOG) was tasked with some of the most daring operations during the war. During Vietnam, SOG provided ammo to communist supply depots throughout Southeast Asia. But it wasn’t any standard ammo… Rather, the U.S. supplied thousands of sabotaged rifle, …

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Best Barrel Length For a Revolver?

The saying goes, “God made man, Samuel Colt made them equal.” In 1847 Samuel Colt accepted an order for 1,000 revolvers from Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers. But the lawman had specific requirements for the revolver. He wanted an improved version of the revolver that Colt had patented in 1836. The revolver needed …

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3 Ways to protect your eyes from a laser attack

Throughout the years, the CIA has developed some pretty interesting spy tools, but one of the most fascinating was the CIA’s dragonfly. It was a bug-sized spy that was an incredible technical achievement in the 1970s. Back then, listening devices were a newer espionage tool. But the CIA designed a small insect-looking device that contained …