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UPDATE: Homeland Security intelligence office to be investigated

Congress has called for further investigation of the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis following a Center for Investigative Reporting examination that found the outfit has done little to add to or improve the nation’s intelligence data. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last month directed the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ […]

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Green war in the skies: U.S. airlines vs. EU emissions law

This story appears in the current Green Report on TheAtlantic.com. Photo courtesy Rene Schwietzke/Flickr Planes flying over the North Atlantic, where the Arctic and Caribbean air currents collide, are generally accustomed to heavy turbulence. But there is something new happening in that airspace that is creating profound turbulence on the ground: The EU is now […]

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Interactive: Who’s winning the most in homeland security earmarks?

Congress earmarked more than $450 million in taxpayer money for homeland security purposes between the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years, according to the analysis conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Critics say that at best, earmarks frequently ignore procedures designed by the federal government to ensure taxpayer funds are well spent. At worst, they’re […]

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Colorado

A 30-foot trailer costing $54,000 in Hinsdale County, Colo., “did not appear to have been used” four years after it was purchased with federal grants. New mobile radios sat in storage there for nearly a year. A set of night-vision goggles went missing and has never been relocated. Elsewhere, the city of Denver overlooked a […]

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Michigan

Prosecutors called it “chilling” and “shocking.” A high-ranking official in the Detroit, Mich., office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement named Roy Bailey was responsible for supervising the custody and transportation of detainees facing deportation proceedings. But Bailey allegedly used his authority to establish a crooked and lawless world where two kinds of people existed: “those […]