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US Airports Test New Security Pre-Screening Initiative

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Four U.S. airports have begun testing a new pilot program aimed at determining whether select passengers can get through the security checkpoints more quickly. The airports in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and Detroit are implementing the initiative, known as “PreCheck.” Passengers would have to share more personal information with the Transportation Security Administration through a pre-screening […]

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Malaysia Moves to Repeal Two Authoritarian Laws

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia introduced legislation Monday to repeal two tough security laws, part of a broader planned overhaul as the government positions itself for elections next year. Prime Minister Najib Razak scheduled motions in parliament that would scrap a 1933 law enabling police to dictate where individuals may or may not live, and a 1959 law allowing […]

Malaysia Ends Unpopular Security Law

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says his country will abolish a half-century old security law that allows for people to be detained without trial. Mr. Najib announced the abolition of the Internal Security Act Thursday in a nationally televised speech, saying it would be replaced with two new laws aimed at combating terrorism without infringing […]

Malaysia Ends Unpopular Security Law

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says his country will abolish a half-century old security law that allows for people to be detained without trial. Mr. Najib announced the abolition of the Internal Security Act Thursday in a nationally televised speech, saying it would be replaced with two new laws aimed at combating terrorism without infringing […]

Security in US Heightened on 9/11 Anniversary

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities have increased security in Washington, DC and New York City, as U.S. officials investigate a possible terrorist threat timed to coincide with the September 11 anniversary. In Washington, armed guards are stationed at the Kennedy Center, where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial concert Sunday evening. Earlier, officers […]

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Security in US Heightened on 9/11 Anniversary

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities have increased security in Washington, DC and New York City, as U.S. officials investigate a possible terrorist threat timed to coincide with the September 11 anniversary. In Washington, armed guards are stationed at the Kennedy Center, where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial concert Sunday evening. Earlier, officers […]

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Security in US Heightened on 9/11 Anniversary

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities have increased security in New York City and Washington, DC, as U.S. officials investigate a possible terrorist threat timed to coincide with the September 11 anniversary. In New York, police have set up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and subway stations. Bomb-sniffing dogs have been deployed across the city, while surveillance cameras are scanning key […]

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9/11 Sidebar: Security

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities have increased security in New York City and Washington, as U.S. officials investigate a possible terrorist threat timed to coincide with the September 11 anniversary. In New York, police have set up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and subway stations. Bomb-sniffing dogs have been deployed across the city, while surveillance cameras are scanning key areas, […]

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US Raises Alert Level at Military Bases

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is raising the alert level at its domestic military bases just days before the country marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman George Little said Wednesday the move was a precautionary measure and not the result of any particular threat. During […]

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US Raises Alert Level at Military Bases

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:51 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Stated is raising the alert level at its domestic military bases just days before the country marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman George Little said Wednesday the move was a precautionary measure and not the result of any particular threat. During […]

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