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House GOP creates permanent Homeland Security panel

But critics argue that the new committee lacks sufficient jurisdiction over Homeland Security operations.

Defense officials release set of sexual assault policies

New regulations create a militarywide definition of sexual assault and an Office of Victims’ Advocate.

Former Park Police chief applies for old job

Teresa Chambers, who was fired in July, insists she's "legitimately an applicant."

U.S. begins screening immigrants at busiest land crossings

Immigrant tracking system is expected to expand to 165 land crossings by the end of 2005.

House speaker faces challenge on permanent Homeland Security panel

Latest proposal would give revamped committee jurisdiction over the Homeland Security Department's internal operations, while continuing oversight role of other panels.

Senator promises careful scrutiny of Navy carrier changes

Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., will take a close look at any proposal to limit the Navy to 11 aircraft carriers.

Lieberman says he won't join Bush administration

Connecticut senator and former presidential candidate says he's not interested in becoming national intelligence director or Homeland Security secretary.

Disabled-veteran share of procurement pie to increase

Report predicts contract awards to businesses owned by disabled veterans will reach $2.8 billion within the next three years, up from $103.7 million in 2003.

Agencies will help shoulder cost of new embassy construction

Agencies will pay fees to the State Department based on how many staffers they send to embassies abroad.

State Department defends U.S. aid for tsunami victims

U.S. agencies and Pentagon mobilize to provide assistance, say more help is forthcoming.