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Real ID fuels demand for passports

Feb 23, 2018
About half of U.S. states are issuing driver licenses that comply with the Real ID Act.

Homeland Security rethinking private detention centers

Aug 31, 2016
Homeland Security is evaluating the use of contractors for immigrant detention centers.
A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from a "segregation cell" back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility.
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The pros and cons of privatizing airport security

Aug 11, 2016
For some facilities, it's about reducing long lines and passenger complaints.
A San Francisco police officer and police dog patrol San Francisco International Airport.
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Get ready for a summer of travel delays

May 24, 2016
Long security lines at airports anger passengers and airlines, and there's no relief in sight.
Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16 in Chicago, Illinois. The long lines have been blamed for flight delays and a large number of passengers missing flights completely.
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A hearing on 'misplaced' climate focus at DHS

Jul 8, 2015
'It's a life-and-death question' at the Pentagon, witness testifies.

Fixing the TSA will take time, expert says

Jun 16, 2015
As lawmakers examine how it vets workers, critics call for a culture shift.

Cities and counties rely on Homeland Security dollars

Feb 27, 2015
Local governments are watching the impasse over Homeland Security funding.

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Want to catch a criminal? There's an app for that.

Sep 16, 2013
A new app built by the Homeland Security Investigations unit is designed to catch criminals through crowd sourcing.

Homeland Security freezes account linked to Bitcoin exchange

May 17, 2013
In a blow to the fledgling digital currency, U.S. government officials have frozen an account tied to the world's largest Bitcoin exchange.