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4/11/2016: How U.S. Navy officer accused of spying may have helped enemies

New details have emerged on the active-duty United States Naval officer who is accused of espionage and facing multiple charges for allegedly passing secrets to China.

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin worked as a flight officer on the Navy’s sensitive intelligence gathering aircraft, the EP-3E Reconnaissance. A U.S. official familiar with the case claims Lin leaked details about the plane’s communications systems – information that could help adversaries counter U.S. eavesdropping.

10/3/2015: Joe Biden could decide presidential run in the next week

Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on whether to run for president, and it could come as early as within the next seven to 10 days, according to three people familiar with his deliberations.

Two of those people said he is leaning toward entering the race. Still, they caution that family considerations remain the overriding concern and would be the reason he doesn’t run. His wife, Dr. Jill Biden, has said that should the vice president launch a bid for the Oval Office, “of course” she would “be on board.”

8/24/2015: President Obama has given Joe Biden the green light to mull a White House run.

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