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Capitol Hill Security Tightens Ahead of State of the Union Address
The U.S. Capitol is one of the most heavily protected sites in Washington, DC , guarded by its own police force, the Capitol Police, around the clock. On State of the Union night, security gets even tighter. Typically, Capitol Police control the flow of traffic on and off Capitol Hill with police
Keeping the Drugs out: Jails, Prisons Find a Steep Challenge
As the nation stares down a heroin and opioid crisis, corrections officials and lawmakers are seeking new ways to keep drugs out of cells
French Train Attack a Reminder of US Railroad Vulnerability
Days after three Americans subdued an AK-47-wielding gunman on a Paris-bound commuter train, Amtrak, one of America’s largest passenger rail companies, is reassuring travelers in the states that the carrier is taking security seriously. “Amtrak has implemented a number of security initiatives to
Technology Helps Online Shoppers Get a Better Fit
ABC News’ Becky Worley reports: Online shopping has one huge problem: you can’t try on clothing and shoes over the Internet. The return rate for clothing purchased on the web is estimated to be anywhere from 25 percent to 40 percent. And with the rise...
Excerpt: Julia Angwin's 'Dragnet Nation'
Excerpted from DRAGNET NATION: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin, published February 25, 2014 by Times Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Copyright © 2014 by Julia Angwin. All rights reserved. 1...
Clinton WH Memo on Handling Terrorism: 'Send a Muslim!'
An unsigned, undated, handwritten memo among recently released Bill Clinton administration documents advises that the best way to handle issues of terrorism and religion is to dispatch a prominent Muslim to help the administration address any criticism that may arise. Clinton Muslim Memo “Send a...
TSA's Naked Pictures, Clueless Canines, Loaded Guns - and Etiquette
The TSA has found 120 guns in carry-ons this year, more than 90 of which were loaded. They even found a World War II bazooka round in a checked-bag at O'Hare. Luckily, it was inert. You might think all the firearms are what's leading to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducting an
Ex-TSA Agent Dishes on Image Screening Rooms
Ever wonder what happens in the airport back room where your body image is being screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents? An anonymous blogger claiming to be an ex-TSA agent, says he or she has the answer. It’s not quite as illicit as you...
Airport Security: Body Scanners Moved to Less-Busy Cities
The Transportation Security Administration is taking so-called body scanners that use a specific type of technology out of major airports and moving them to less-busy ones. But it is not making the change because of privacy issues or safety, the two main complaints that have plagued the machines