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The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said late Monday that the FBI is investigating "unauthorized access on our server," per the Washington Post.

The big picture: The breach is the latest in a series of apparent hack attacks targeting the federal government, agencies and businesses in the U.S. in recent months.

Details: It's unclear if any sensitive details have been compromised, or "whether police operations were affected," WashPost notes.

  • But the MPD said in a statement to news outlets, "While we determine the full impact and continue to review activity, we have engaged the FBI to fully investigate this matter."
  • The MPD and FBI did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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D.C. settles lawsuits over Trump inauguration protest arrests

Police officers pepper spray a group of protestors before the inauguration of then-President elect Trump Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Zach Gibson/AFP via Getty Images

The D.C. government agreed Monday to a $1.6 million settlement in two lawsuits that alleged police unlawfully detained over 200 protesters and other constitutional violations during former President Trump's January 2017 inauguration.

Driving the news: The suits accuse Metropolitan Police Department officers and then-Police Chief Peter Newsham of being responsible for the "mass arrests of demonstrators without probable cause, unlawful conditions of confinement for detainees, and/or use of excessive force," per a statement from the ACLU.

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Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

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Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

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Melbourne, "world's most locked-down city," to lift stay-at-home orders

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews during a news conference in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Melbourne's stay-at-home orders will end five days earlier than planned, officials in Australia's second-biggest city announced Sunday.

Why it matters: The capital of the state of Victoria has had six lockdowns totaling 262 days since March last year. That means Melbourne spent longer under lockdown than "any other city in the world" during the pandemic, Reuters notes.