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Economy Apr 20Biden approves more foreign seasonal workers as economy improves
President Joe Biden’s administration announced an increase Tuesday in the number of temporary seasonal workers who will be allowed to work in the U.S. this year as the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic.
Nation Apr 10‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows
From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling…
Politics Mar 16Child border crossings surging, straining U.S. facilities
An official says U.S. authorities encountered nearly double the number children traveling alone across the Mexican border in one day this week than on an average day last month.
Politics Mar 16Homeland Security chief defends U.S. handling of border crossings
The Biden administration's head of Homeland Security is defending a policy of allowing unaccompanied children crossing the southwest border to remain in the U.S.
Nation Mar 10U.S. reports surge of children at southwest border, a challenge for Biden
The number of kids crossing by themselves has risen 60 percent to more than 9,400, forcing the government to look for new places to hold them amid the pandemic.
Nation Feb 19Massive breach fuels calls for U.S. action on cybersecurity
U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses following a sweeping hack that may have exposed government and corporate secrets to Russia.
Politics Feb 17U.S. still unraveling ‘sophisticated’ hack of 9 government agencies
Anne Neuberger says a task force has identified nine federal agencies and about 100 private companies that were breached by what she called a "sophisticated" actor.
Politics Jan 27U.S. terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence
The department isn't citing a specific threat, but DHS points to "a heightened threat environment across the United States" that it believes "will persist" in the weeks since Biden took office.
Politics Jan 26WATCH: Alejandro Mayorkas faces nomination vote from Senate Homeland Security Committee
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is expected to vote Jan. 26 on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of homeland security.
Politics Dec 17U.S. cybersecurity agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from global hack
It was the most detailed comment yet from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency since reports emerged that government agencies including the Treasury and Commerce departments were among those penetrated.