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No charges will be filed against a White police officer who fatally shot a Black security guard at a suburban Chicago bar in 2018

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Almost two years after an Illinois police officer fatally shot a Black man working as a security guard, the state's attorney's office announced no criminal charges will be filed against the officer. "After an extens...

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...

US expected to formally withdraw from Open Skies Treaty that bolstered European security

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The US is expected to announce on Sunday that it will formally exit the decades-old Open Skies Treaty, some six months after President Donald Trump first announced the decision, according to multiple US officials. T...

Legislator says he has been threatened after security video allegedly shows him opening an Oregon Capitol building door for protesters

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Security footage released Friday shows protesters entering the Oregon Capitol last month after a Republican state legislator allegedly opened a side door and walked out. Oregon State Police have opened an investigat...

White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says

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White supremacist extremists will remain the deadliest domestic terror threat to the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security's first annual homeland threat assessment, which details a range o...

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...

Biden’s national security team still has significant gaps

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When President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced members of his national security team on Tuesday, there were significant gaps on stage: proposed leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA. At both agencies, Biden is co...

National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day due to security concerns

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The National Mall will be closed to the general public on Inauguration Day due to security concerns, according to an official familiar with discussions. The official said there will be no big screens, no toilets, n...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beashear is quarantining with his family after a member of his security detail tested positive for Covid-19

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The governor of Kentucky and his family are quarantining after being in close quarters with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, announced in a video on Twitter Sunday that...

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...

With arrests and a security law, who is left to fight for democracy in Hong Kong?

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Hong Kong Hong Kong is running out of opposition. Three high-profile democracy activists were jailed Wednesday, others have already fled the city, while still more face prosecution. Their cases involve a host of cha...

Biden taps Lisa Monaco as homeland security adviser to inauguration amid rising threats

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President-elect Joe Biden has asked Lisa Monaco, his deputy attorney general nominee, to temporarily step away from those duties and serve as a homeland security adviser to his inauguration team, a Biden transition ...

Top US general pushes back at national security adviser’s troop withdrawal announcement

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America's most senior general publicly pushed back Sunday at an announcement by President Donald Trump's national security adviser that the US will aggressively reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan by the end ...

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...

While Trump rants about votes, none of his election security officials support him

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President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his claims of election fraud as a growing number of senior administration officials are either directly contradicting his baseless allegations or refusing to echo t...

You might remember Russel Honoré for his response to Hurricane Katrina. Now he’ll assess US Capitol security

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The review of US Capitol security in the wake of this month's riots will be handled by retired Lt. General Russel Honoré, the widely praised former commander of the First Army who became a household name as he coord...

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