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Texas House committee OK's bill to allow guns on college campuses
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Talk of border violence made an early cameo during a Texas House of Representatives committee hearing before its members approved a bill to expand concealed handgun rights on college campuses. More

To keep costs down NYPD adding racing fees, cutting cops
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Ray Kelly showed up at the City Council's Committee on Public Safety to talk NYPD and it wasn't all about that bullet proof boat. He was also there to talk about the department's budget for the rest of 2011 and for fiscal year 2012. And in order to bring the department into line with the city's expectations the NYPD may have lower its headcount a smidge, or at least not hire any new officers for awhile. More

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Allentown, Pa., considers background checks for ice cream vendors
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I scream, you scream, Allentown, Pa., screams for ice cream vendor security background checks? Allentown City Council's public safety committee recently considered, and tabled for two weeks, a bill that would require ice cream truck operators that travel routes around the city to obtain a license. More

TSA defends safety of scanners
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A national expert on radiation safety questioned why the Transportation Security Administration is opting to use a type of airport X-ray scanner that exposes travelers to low doses of radiation when the agency already has another type of scanner that poses no known safety risks. More

Atlanta moves toward pension reform
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After months of debate, haggling and threats of litigation, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed finally unveiled his plans to revamp the city's pension program, which would reduce the annual and long-term costs of the program that he said has been crippling the city. More

Japan nuclear crisis: US announces evacuation options
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After reports that some spent fuel rods at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may now be completely dry, the U.S. embassy urged American citizens within 50 miles of the threatened plant to relocate and announced it would help U.S. citizens evacuate the country by plane. More

Jewish 'prayer scare' prompts Alaska Airlines apology
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Oy vey. Alaska Airlines has apologized for weekend scare on a flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles, according to the CNN Belief religious blog, after three Orthodox Jewish businessmen began "conducting a prayer ritual" that "triggered security concerns." More

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