The new FBI chief on Monday ordered all new agents and analysts to visit the national memorial to late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. FBI Director James Comey said in a speech to FBI employees, "It will serve as a different kind of lesson - one more personal to the bureau - of the dangers of becoming untethered to oversight and accountability," Comey said.
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he may visit Egypt in the coming weeks in what would be his first trip since the army toppled the country's democratically elected president on July 3rd. Ties between Washington and Cairo have deteriorated since the coup against former President Mohamed Mursi, who was elected last year after the toppling of authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally, in February 2011.
A House Republican working on immigration legislation is heading to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida is slated to meet with the president on Tuesday. Immigration legislation has stalled in the House months after the Senate passed a comprehensive bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally and tighten border security. Most House Republicans reject a comprehensive approach, and many question offering citizenship to people who broke U.S. immigration laws to be in this country.
The Spanish government summoned the American ambassador on Monday to address allegations that the National Security Agency collected data on millions of telephone calls in Spain. Adding to a spying scandal that includes France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico. Two Spanish newspapers reported Monday that the agency collected data on 60 million telephone calls.