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Body Scanner Set for O’Hare Airport

O'Hare Airport will receive its first "full-body scanner" next week in Terminal One as part of the Obama administration's push to improve airport security nationwide after the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day.

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DHS Looks Closely at Domestic Terrorism

Image ImageHomeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano indicated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would concentrate more of its attention to dealing with domestic extremism. This announcement comes in the wake of the deadly attack on an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Software engineer Joseph Stack flew a private plane into the building after apparently writing an angry rant against the government online. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses more about how DHS is responding to domestic incidents and what it means to aviation security.

 

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Alarm at Austin plane crash troubles pilots

The crash of a small civilian plane into the side of a government building is raising the hackles of general aviation pilots who fear the government will crack down on them in the name of national security.

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Obama’s 2011 Budget Curbs Border Security Programs

The Obama administration is proposing to scale back some border security programs set up after the 9/11 attacks and ramp up aviation security following the attempted Christmas bombing, in what some conservative lawmakers say is a dangerous priority shift.

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US Should Increase Financial Aid to Yemen, NGO Says

The United States should increase aid to Yemen to prevent the poor Arab country becoming a failed state and not just focus on assistance to fight al Qaeda there, research house Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said.

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