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US intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks video probe
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Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, has learned. More

Missing child a wake-up call for Portland, Ore., officials
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The numbing disappearance of Portland, Ore., second-grader Kyron Horman no doubt sent a shudder through many Clark County school parents. It also set off alarm bells for the area's school safety officers. Thankfully, the county's largest three school districts already have security measures in place to thwart a possible repeat of whatever transpired at Skyline School, tucked into the hills west of Portland. More

Condom supply for the FIFA World Cup 2010
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With the football World Cup not very far away the authorities in South Africa are taking all possible steps in ensuring that they make the event absolutely secure for the fans and tourists that are assembling in the country in big numbers. The security of teams and fans remain a top priority, yet that is not where it ends, as millions of condoms are being distributed throughout the cities set to host the World cup games. More

Cloud computing saves Los Angeles millions in IT costs
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Why did the City of Angels move to the cloud? Given that the Los Angeles city budget was constrained by the Great Recession, the driver was simple: Cost savings. When the reality of a legacy IT infrastructure that couldn't meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce was added to that driver, Los Angeles' chief technology officer Randi Levin put out a request for proposal for the cloud. More

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San Francisco delays cell phone radiation vote
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has delayed a proposed vote to decide whether retailers selling mobile phones would be required to post the amount of radiation each phone produces. Not surprisingly, the regulation would be the first of its kind within the United States. More

Changes in liability laws could open up schools for community recreation
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Politicians can't outlaw childhood obesity, but they can tweak current laws to encourage public schools to open their recreational facilities after hours without the fear of getting sued. So concludes John Spengler, an associate professor in the University of Florida's Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management. More

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G20 protesters say they won't be intimidated by police tactics
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Activists planning to protest the G20 summit say they won't be scared into silence by police tactics, which they say include intimidating visits by police to protesters' homes and meetings. In one visit, officers interrogated an activist and threatened his family's immigration status, activists allege. More

Let's raise public awareness of hospital violence
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Hospitals have a lot to fret over right now. Amid staffing shortages, enhanced competition, aggressive whistleblower suits, new infections cropping up, and abrupt cuts in reimbursements, it's small wonder that hospital violence has not gotten the attention it deserves. Thankfully, this appears to be changing. The Joint Commission recently issued a well-timed Sentinel Event Alert on violence in the health care setting and noted that a "significant increases in reports of assault, rape, and homicide had occurred, with the greatest number of reports in the last three years." More

Security standoff stalls Canadian dam project
in Kandahar, Afghanistan

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A Canadian drive to transform Kandahar, Afghanistan's water supply is sputtering toward disaster despite Ottawa's assurances to the contrary, the Toronto Star has learned. The $50-million Dahla Dam irrigation project, touted as Canada's best chance for a lasting legacy in Afghanistan, has all but stalled as its lead contractor, a partnership involving the Canadian engineering giant SNC Lavalin, battles for control against a sometimes violent Afghan security firm widely believed to be loyal to Afghanistan's ruling Karzai family, insiders close to the project say. More

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