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  • n. Plural form of break-in.


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  • Hersh wrote that the CIA had conducted illegal surveillance, surreptitiously opened thousands of pieces of mail, conducted illegal break-ins, and infiltrated dozens of domestic dissident organizations—all in violation of its charter.

    The Good Fight

  • Increasingly, governments are going public about break-ins to their networks to raise public awareness.

    France Investigates Attack on Computers

  • And while it seems hard to believe that a smart woman would work late alone in her office after two break-ins, King adds, We make it clear that the Pretty Little Liars did not tell her everything about A and withheld a lot of information.

    Pretty Little Liars Finale: Is Alison's Killer Finally Revealed?

  • Six officers who were trying to search Thomas' backpack after reports of break-ins at a Fullerton, California, transit hub got into a violent fight with the 37-year-old.

    Police training eyed after mentally ill man dies

  • There have since been attempted break-ins at other climate research institutions.

    David Roberts: What We Have and Haven't Learned From 'Climategate'

  • On a more general level, social networking sites may be great for spreading holiday cheer, but they've also proven to be a gold mine of personal information that crooks piece together for identity theft and house break-ins.

    John Giacobbi: Snow White & the Seven Cyber-Scams

  • She singled out one remarkable shot of Ehrlichman, who would eventually serve 18 months in prison, pointing at and razzing a newspaper headline blaring his involvement in the Watergate break-ins.

    Nixon at Home, Kissinger on the Beach

  • They cut class at Teaneck High School to help a pair of "somewhat legendary" burglars commit break-ins across the region, said Chris Heiser , a retired lieutenant for the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office who investigated the gang.

    A New 'James Bond Gang' Lives On

  • Daniel "Tokyo" Gaston and his crew got the nickname after pulling off hundreds of break-ins in the late '90s, including stealing $300,000 of property from former New York Knicks star Patrick Ewing 's Englewood Cliffs, N.J., home.

    A New 'James Bond Gang' Lives On

  • Of course, doing business in crime-plagued areas can lead to problems besides break-ins.

    Nigerian Pharmacists Fill a Need


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