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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security secretary touts investment in Coast Guard 
    Updated: May-18-16 4:55 pm

    NEW LONDON, Connecticut - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson touted the modernization of the Coast Guard fleet Wednesday in a speech to graduating cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • TSA sends dozens of screeners to O'Hare to cut wait times story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 2:27 pm

    CHICAGO - The Transportation Security Administration is immediately sending 58 new security officers and four more bomb-sniffing dog teams to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to address long delays at security checkpoints.

  • Complaint: US Border and Customs officers abusing residents 
    Updated: May-17-16 12:45 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso and New Mexico face repeated verbal and physical abuse from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs officers, including accusations of being prostitutes and the seizure of their legal documents without cause, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by a coalition of advocacy groups.

  • DHS released nearly 20,000 criminal immigrants last year 
    Updated: May-11-16 2:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn't take him back after he served more than a decade in a state prison for attempted murder and committed multiple parole violations.

  • Feds release gas in NYC subway to study for potential attack 
    Updated: May-09-16 1:23 pm

    NEW YORK - Men in orange vests released a harmless, invisible, odorless gas on a subway platform at Grand Central terminal on Monday, part of a test of how air moves through tunnels and - potentially - how a biological contaminant would travel through the nation's biggest transit system during a terrorist attack.

  • Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.

  • House backs bill to use testimonials to combat terrorism 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and other social media messages to combat "Hollywood-style propaganda" used by the Islamic State and other militant groups to recruit new members.