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Combat beyond the courts (access required)

With its emphasis on deeply rooted principles, law is not often considered a profession of fast-paced change. But law school graduates who apply their degrees to careers in rapidly developing fields like homeland security and emergency management are tasked with combating unforeseen crises and threats to public safety, often without precedent to fall back on.

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Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Airport Security

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.

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Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother’?

SAN FRANCISCO — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials. The revelations that the National ...

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Congress funds surveillance planes in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski says Congress has approved $43 million to continue production of border-patrol planes in Hagerstown. The Democratic senator said Monday that the funds were part of a continuing resolution Congress passed last week to keep ...

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Gov’t: Budget cuts already causing airport delays

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts. Both of those big-city airports routinely suffer delays. Napolitano ...

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