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Welcome to the newest PRIMA members!
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A warm welcome to the newest members of PRIMA: City of Glendale (Ariz.), Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (Texas), City of Portland (Ore.), City of Citrus Heights (Calif.), Carson City (Nev.), Eureka County (Nev.), and Lyon County (Nev.).

7 ways to protect Times Square — Without invasive cameras
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When Faisal Shahzad allegedly drove his Nissan Pathfinder, packed with explosives, into Times Square, he was likely aiming for a place dense with tourists, theatergoers, sidewalk hucksters, and at least one naked cowboy — a target rich environment. Happily, thanks to a combination of Shahzad's ineptitude and a quick-witted T-shirt vendor, NYPD's crack bomb squad disabled the Rube Goldberg contraption before it could detonate. More

Congressmen raised concerns about British Petroleum safety before Gulf oil spill
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In the months before British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon rig sank in a ball of fire in the Gulf of Mexico, the company had four close calls on pipelines and facilities it operates in Alaska, according to a letter from two congressmen obtained by ProPublica. More

No-fly rules tightened after Times Square suspect's boarding of plane
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The U.S. government began requiring airlines to check no-fly lists much more quickly as a way to screen out terror suspects, officials said, after revelations that the man suspected of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square was able to board an international flight even though his name was put on a watch list. More

San Diego County's sex offenders are living in clusters
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The Country Creek RV Resort promises tenants "peace of mind and security." The Baltic Inn bills itself as "the perfect place to begin exploring San Diego's thrilling downtown" and the ideal spot for singles, retirees, students and tourists. Neither place promotes its popularity with another class of residents: registered sex offenders. More

China schools reopen with guards after attacks
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Extra police and security staff stood guard as parents dropped off their children on the first day of classes in China since dozens of students were injured in three back-to-back attacks on schools. More

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Subduing unruly fans is an inexact science
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Some raise issue of excessive use of force after most recent incident, in which officer used a Taser on a teen in outfield at Phillies game. However, safety of players and others is primary concern. More

Chicago tries to puzzle out pensions
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A special pension commission named by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has recommended increased contributions and policy changes to address the city's pension funding crisis, but several panel members panned the proposals as falling far short of the more dramatic action needed to avert looming shortfalls. More

Teen's death creates push for school zones in Henderson, Nev.
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Days after 13-year-old Nathaniel Miller of Henderson died after the bike he was riding collided with a car near his school, his family asked the Henderson City Council in Nevada to do something about the city's school zones. More

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