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Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

WASHINGTON — The Senate failed Thursday to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage despite dire warnings from top national security officials about the potential for devastating assaults ...

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4.8M U.S. employees have access to nation’s secrets

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the number of people with access to some of the nation’s most carefully guarded secrets topped 4.86 million people in 2011. That’s up from 4.7 million people granted security clearances the year before, likely reflecting ...

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Propane-powered taxis take to Baltimore streets

Baltimore’s first taxi cabs fueled with propane — estimated to save local cabbies $3 million a year in fuel costs — hit the streets Friday. Funded in part through a $300 million federal stimulus grant awarded to the national Clean ...

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US lawyers look at criminal law in WikiLeaks probe

WASHINGTON — A senior defense official says lawyers from across government agencies are studying whether it might be possible to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. The official says lawyers from the departments of Justice, State and ...

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