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Document says number of attempted attacks on US is at all-time high
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Just weeks after the failed car bombing of New York's Times Square, the Department of Homeland Security says "the number and pace of attempted attacks against the United States over the past nine months have surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period." More

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's security increased after death threats
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Phoenix police placed Mayor Phil Gordon under 24/7 surveillance after he received several specific death threats in response to his vocal opposition of Arizona's strict new immigration-enforcement law. More

Church counterprotest may bring chaos
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Followers of the zealous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., plan to picket outside Heritage High School in Vancouver, Wash. Saddled with the unwanted visit, Evergreen school district leaders would prefer that no one pays notice — that no counterprotest turns the campus and its neighborhood into a circus. More

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After 4 homicides in 5 days, Flint, Mich., grapples with violent crime
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Five days. Four homicides. And, new FBI statistics rank Flint, Mich., as having the seventh highest rate in the nation of homicides per capita. There were 35 homicides in 2009 — an average of not even one a week. Now, there have been four slayings and 100 assaults with weapons in the past month. More

US government alerts against travel to South Africa during FIFA World Cup, warns of terror attacks
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As the the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa approaches, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for the African country. The department is alerting U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in South Africa to safety and security issues related to the massive sports event, which is expecting around 350,000 international visitors. More

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Panel in San Francisco discusses proposed open carry ban
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A panel discussion in San Francisco about a state bill that would ban open carry of firearms in California focused on balancing safety and public order versus individual rights and the Constitution. More

Census Bureau adopts strict jobs screening after incidents
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The Census Bureau is adopting stricter rules for screening new hires after a registered sex offender using an alias got a job as a census taker in New Jersey, the bureau's director said. More

G20 security: Big Brother, big bother, big bucks
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Big Brother may not be watching but Toronto Police will be. In fact, in preparation for next month's G20 Summit, Toronto Police will soon will announce the installation of 77 new closed circuit television surveillance cameras in the city. Combined with the 18 already monitored, that will put the eye in the sky at 95. More

Obama's plan seeks security through peace
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President Barack Obama's new national security strategy says armed conflict should be a last resort but doesn't repudiate the Bush administration's doctrine of pre-emptive war or its call for the U.S. to go it alone in defending against foreign threats. More

Cop safety net around booths
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Police in Calcutta, India, would throw a security blanket around polling stations and drive out potential troublemakers from wards to ensure peaceful civic elections. The State Election Commission is set to instruct the police to drive out those staying in wards away from their homes without "proper reason." More

Dance cancellation reflects changing attitude towards student-run dances
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In the wake of the cancellation of the student-run "Where the Wild Things Are" dance, students are finding it more difficult to organize their own large, private dances as the Palo Alto, Calif., community begins to address concerns surrounding these events. The dance was to be hosted unofficially as a fundraiser by environmental clubs at Palo Alto High School on the night of May 21, at the Palo Alto Art Center, but it was canceled due to increased concern about the safety of such private events. More

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