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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under national security law

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Hong Kong Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was charged under a controversial national security law on Friday, police said, amid a crackdown on democracy activists in the city. Lai, 73, who is known for his support o...

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...

Trump’s national security adviser calls Putin response to arms control talks a ‘non-starter’

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White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien on Friday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to extend New START, a key arms control treaty, for one year without any additional agreements, cal...

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...

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...

Nigeria threatens to sanction CNN over investigation and denies security forces shot at protesters

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Abuja, Nigeria A senior Nigerian minister lashed out against CNN Thursday, saying the network should be sanctioned over its investigation, which uncovered evidence that the Nigerian army and police opened fire on una...

Two Energy Secretary security detail members test positive for coronavirus

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Two members of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's security detail tested positive for coronavirus, the department announced late Thursday night. Brouillette has tested negative for the virus and is not showing any s...

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 ...

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...

A security guard biked more than 3 miles to return a woman’s lost wallet. Now, his community is raising money to buy him a car

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One couple in Hawaii got an unexpected delivery earlier this month after a security guard from a local grocery store turned up at their front door. Chloe Marino said she was in a hurry at a Foodland grocery store in...

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 ...

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 ...

US Postal Service removing mailboxes for security reasons ahead of inauguration

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The US Postal Service has temporarily removed some mailboxes in several major cities across the country, a security measure ahead of next week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Mail collection has been su...

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...

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...

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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