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Inaugural officials planning greater crowd control

WASHINGTON — Inaugural officials are planning more staff, signs and metal detectors to prevent the pedestrian jams that clogged the National Mall last time President Barack Obama was sworn in. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is chairing the committee in charge ...

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Trips out of state cost $98K for O’Malley security

ANNAPOLIS — For 26 out-of-state trips, the state of Maryland spent $98,460 on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s security detail from January until Sept. 18. The Maryland State Police released the figure at the request of a Public Information Act request by ...

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Employers face risk if rules on work use of personal devices aren’t clear

WASHINGTON — Employers are increasingly allowing their employees to use their own laptops, tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices for work purposes — and that is creating a plethora of potential legal issues. Employment defense lawyers say that every ...

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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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Malware deadline passes, very few knocked offline

WASHINGTON — If you’re reading this online, you’re fine. The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet has arrived, but only a few people were affected. Thousands of Internet users across the U.S. and ...

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