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    House Intelligence Chief Retiring

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) (L) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) leave after a news conference to release a report on "national security threats posed by Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE" on Capitol Hill in Washington October 8, 2012. U.S. telecommunications operators should not do business with China's top telecom gear makers because potential Chinese state influence on the companies poses a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a report on Monday. The report follows an 11-month investigation by the committee into Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp. The companies have been fighting an uphill battle to overcome U.S. lawmakers' suspicions and expand in the United States after becoming key players in the worldwide market. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTR38XAA

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    Republican Congressman Mike Rogers, who serves as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced Friday he will not seek reelection in November. Rogers has recently become a well-known face for his repeated criticisms of NSA-leaker Edward Snowden, as well as his strident broadsides against President Obama's foreign policy on TV shows. Rogers, who has served since 2001, will be launching a national radio show with Cumulus.

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