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TSA Officers Step Up To Secure Inauguration

In the days leading up to January 20, hundreds of TSA personnel from across the country deployed to the National Capital Region to assist with physical security for inaugural events and at three major airports in and around Washington, D.C., as well as transportation hubs around the country, including mass transit and passenger rail. Keep Reading

Biden to Keep Wray on as FBI Director

Less than 24 hours after President Biden's press secretary, Jen Psaki, generated speculation about Wray's future after giving a noncommittal response when asked whether Biden had confidence in the FBI director, Psaki made clear that Wray will remain at his post. Keep Reading

National Guardsmen Relieved of Duty for Inauguration

With 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington to protect the U.S. Capitol and the presidential inauguration of the U.S. 46th president, law enforcement officials have identified and removed 12 people in the Guard's ranks because of security precautions, officials told Pentagon reporters on January 19. Keep Reading

INTERPOL Issues Purple Notice Warning of Online Dating Scam

INTERPOL has issued a Purple Notice to its 194 member countries outlining a specific modus operandi on dating applications. The threat involves taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities as they look for potential matches, and luring them into a sophisticated fraud scheme. Keep Reading

Queens Man Arrested for Threatening to Murder Members of Congress

Hunt posted a video to an Internet-based video sharing site in which he exhorted his viewers to violence, urging them that “[w]e need to go back to the U.S. Capitol when all of the Senators and a lot of the Representatives are back there, and this time we have to show up with our guns. And we need to slaughter these m-----f------.”  Keep Reading

Facebook Temporarily Bans Gun Ads

The decision comes after BuzzFeed News reported that, despite concerns from employees, the tech company had advertised body armor, gun holsters, and other military equipment alongside content about election misinformation and the Capitol riot. Keep Reading

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