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Week 343
July 23, 2007
Port security boosted as terror threat rises



U.S. Coast Guard officers stand guard on their vessel as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff recently boosted port security. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said port security has been boosted and he is proposing dedicated federal funding to allow local police departments to beef up counterterrorism squads.

Chertoff said his plan to pay the salaries of counterterrorism officers would allow the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies to hire more ... Full Story

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When they come to kill the kids: The critical need for
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Upon arrival, what happens next greatly depends upon the policy of the L.E. agency that signs your paycheck. What you would do if your child was in this school may be far different than what your department expects ... Full Story

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Houston man shot after 'pummeling' police cruiser
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NYPD nabs teen after gun battle
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Balt. mayor's registry bill part of national trend to expose gun offenders
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Record-size drug fields found in Dallas, Tex.
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