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Nation May 27U.S. pipelines ordered to increase cyber defenses after hack
U.S. pipeline operators will be required for the first time to conduct a cybersecurity assessment under a Biden administration directive in response to the ransomware hack that disrupted gas supplies in several states this month.
Nation May 24Watchdog says U.S. forced deported parents to leave kids behind
The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General said in a report released Monday that it found at least 348 cases in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement had no records showing migrants wanted to leave their children in the U.S.
Politics May 20U.S. ends use of 2 immigration jails accused of mistreatment
A detention facility in Georgia where women claim they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures and a Massachusetts jail that has drawn complaints of inhumane conditions will no longer be used to detain immigrants, the Biden administration said Thursday.
Politics May 12WATCH: Senate Appropriations Committee holds hearing on extremism within federal law enforcement
The Justice Department has begun an internal review to determine how to remove any extremists from within federal law enforcement following the arrest of current and former police officers for their involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol…
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.