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Op-Ed: U.S. introduces extra security measures at overseas airports

Washington - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement "enhanced security measures" at airports overseas with direct flight to the United States.

Boston TSA screener charged with distributing child porn

Boston - TSA agent Joe Saldano was among 55 men taken into custody in a crackdown on child pornography this week, adding another name to the long list of accused sex offenders who have performed security duties at America's airports.

Cambodia calls on US to rescue 1,000-year-old footless statue

Cambodia has just turned up the heat on a year-long battle with a New York auction house by enlisting help from the US government to recover a thousand-year-old statue it suspects was looted from their country during the bloody Khmer Rouge genocide.

French reporters smuggle handgun onto airplane

Paris - An investigation is underway at Charles de Gaulle and Marseille airports after journalists filming a special for French TV were able to smuggle the parts of a 9mm handgun on-board a plane in their carry-on luggage and reassemble it during the flight.

Predator drones set to patrol U.S. border with Mexico

Phoenix - On September 1st, US border security takes a bold leap into the future, with the deployment of the unmanned Predator drone aircraft along the entire border region north of Mexico.

Six-year-old girl in the DHS no-fly list as a 'terror suspect'

Cleveland - The parents of a six-year-old girl were notified when travelling from Cleveland to Minneapolis that their daughter was included in the no-fly list of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a terror suspect.

Dick Cheney's Secret Service Protection Receives Extension

Former Secretary of Defense and Vice-President Dick Cheney will receive an extension for his protection by the secret service.

Right Wing Extremism Growth Reports Criticized as Faulty

Prior to the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, experts predicted there might be a resurgence of ultra-right wing hate groups. Some agree with that while others declare it is a divergence or aimed at getting money for causes.

Senior Official at DHS: Stop Using Phrase 'War on Terror'

Charles Allen, the senior intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security, has recently decried using the term "War on Terror" saying that it creates “animus” in Islamic countries.

New DHS Rule Threatens Millions of Jobs

A Homeland Security rule, set to go into effect Sept. 14, is being challenged by labor rights and civil rights groups. At issue is the extension of the "no-match letter based on SSA records, to require the firing of any employee whose data is flagged.
 

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