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Nation Dec 18Panel suggests major changes at the Secret Service
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.
Nation Nov 21Does Obama have authority for his immigration orders?
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?…
Nation Oct 29FBI impersonated repairmen in ruse, court filing says
Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice.
Nation Oct 21Outgoing West Africa travelers redirected to 5 U.S. airports for Ebola screenings
WASHINGTON — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.
Health Oct 09Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S.
Health Oct 08U.S. to monitor incoming travelers for Ebola symptoms
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection, officials said Wednesday.
Nation Oct 02Scandal and secrets contributed to end of Pierson’s Secret Service tenure
WASHINGTON — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.
Politics Sep 30Secret Service chief takes responsibility for White House breach
WASHINGTON -- Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the…
World Sep 27Amid Ebola crisis, Liberian immigrants allowed to stay in U.S.
Liberian immigrants living in the United States without a visa won't be sent back to the epicenter of Ebola crisis in West Africa for at least another two years, the Obama administration said Friday.
Nation Sep 11Obama administration sharply reduces number of deportations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from…