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Internal review of Capitol security recommendations being shared with lawmakers

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Lt. Gen. Russel Honore has shared his independent review of security at the US Capitol with Congress and submitted recommendations for sweeping changes to bolster protections for lawmakers after the January 6 insurr...

Senior diplomatic security official removed from Afghanistan role after declaring ‘death of America’ when Trump lost election

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Washington The top State Department diplomatic security official in Afghanistan was removed from his role for declaring the "death of America" and making racist comments about Kamala Harris in a post on his Facebook ...

Families separated at the border could be reunited in US, Homeland Security secretary says

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The Biden administration could reunite migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday. Mayork...

US Capitol security review set to call for adding more than 1,000 police officers and retractable fencing

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A review of US Capitol security in the wake of the January 6 insurrection is set to recommend a series of sweeping changes next week intended to better protect lawmakers while they are in Washington, DC, and at home...

India’s groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

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Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according to the authors of a new study. India is one of the worl...

Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’

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Hong Kong Japan's military performed 25 missions in 2020 in defense of US ships or planes, a sign of the growing integration of two of Asia's most powerful armed forces. The number of what Japan calls "asset protect...

National security adviser says White House has started to communicate with Iran over American hostages

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Washington The Biden administration has begun to communicate with Iran over American hostages in the region, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday, calling the issue a "significant priority" for the Whi...

Oath Keeper claims she was VIP security at Trump rally before riot and says she met with Secret Service agents

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A leader in an alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy in the US Capitol insurrection claims she was given a VIP pass to the pro-Trump rally on January 6, had met with Secret Service agents and was providing security for le...

Florida water hack highlights risks of remote access work without proper security

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Cybersecurity experts have long warned that insecure remote work software is a major source of weakness for hacking. The issue was brought into stark relief on February 5, when hackers gained access to a Florida wa...

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to quarantine after security agent tests positive

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive for Covid-19, department chief of staff Laura Schiller said in a statement. Schiller's statem...

Domestic violent extremism remains a concern for Super Bowl security this weekend

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Domestic terrorism remains a concern for law enforcement heading into Super Bowl weekend, Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary David Pekoske said as officials aimed to assure the public that the g...

Department of Homeland Security stuck in neutral while awaiting confirmation vote for Mayorkas

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Washington The delay in confirming President Joe Biden's Homeland Security secretary has left the department without clear direction as it confronts a series of stark challenges, including domestic terror threats, a ...

Capitol Police deny request to allow sledding, citing security concerns and Covid-19

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The US Capitol Police have denied a request to allow sledding on the west side of the complex ahead of an expected snowstorm in the area. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton issued a statement Saturday asking the Ca...

Homeland Security secretary nomination advances as top Democrat rejects GOP request delay

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Washington Alejandro Mayorkas' nomination to be Homeland Security secretary moved forward Tuesday after a Senate panel vote as a top Democrat rejected Republican calls for another hearing that would delay his confirm...

Uganda security forces withdraw from Bobi Wine’s home ending 11 days of house arrest

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Security forces have withdrawn from Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine's residence after he spent 11 days under house arrest, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday. "They are now leaving, we hope this doesn't change...

Sen. Hawley blocks quick consideration of Biden’s Homeland Security nominee

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Sen. Josh Hawley blocked quick consideration of President-elect Joe Biden's Homeland Security nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, on Tuesday, leaving the third-largest federal department without confirmed leadership as it ...

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