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Homeland Security News

  • IRS Among Agencies Using License Plate-Tracking Vendor

    The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.

  • Pedophiles Lured by Avatar in Tech Industry Porn Fight

    Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.

  • U.S. Rejects Visa for Iran Diplomat Linked to Hostages

    The U.S. won’t issue a visa for an Iranian diplomat linked to the group that took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said today.

  • Disease Outbreak Warnings Via Social Media Sought by U.S.

    Whooping cough first sickened the Illinois high school cheerleaders, then it struck the football players, the cross-country team and the band.

  • Obama Reprises Role as Chief Consoler at Fort Hood

    President Barack Obama offered soldiers and families at Fort Hood words of consolation for the loss of three servicemen who died in a shooting rampage earlier this month and vowed the U.S. will do more for veterans suffering from mental anguish.

  • Iran-U.S. in Standoff on Envoy as Nuclear Deadline Nears

    The U.S. and Iran today escalated their standoff over Iran’s choice for its next ambassador to the United Nations, as diplomats in Vienna pushed forward at talks on restraining the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

  • Obama Decision on Iranian Envoy Holds Risk for Goals

    President Barack Obama has authority to deny a visa to Iran’s newest choice as envoy to the UN, yet doing so would open up risks for U.S. foreign policy.

  • Iran Defends UN Nominee, Says U.S. Stance Unacceptable

    Iran defended its proposed new envoy to the United Nations and criticized the U.S. for threatening to block him on the grounds he was linked to the hostage-taking at the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

  • White House Tells Iran That Hostage Taker ‘Not Viable’

    The U.S. told Iran that the ambassador it’s chosen for the United Nations is “not viable” because he was part of a group that took over the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said.

  • Lawsky Said to Probe Credit Suisse Role in Tax Evasion

    New York’s top banking regulator is joining the U.S. Justice Department in investigating whether Credit Suisse Group AG helped U.S. clients evade taxes, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

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