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TSA boosts screener staffing at key airports

Others are slated for modest cuts to keep the agency under a workforce limit mandated by Congress.

Missing data not a security threat, Los Alamos says

Missing storage device does not contain nuclear weapons data, officials say.

Union calculates next step in battle to organize airport screeners

A recent court ruling opens a new loophole that unions can use to try to organize TSA screeners.

House votes to allow troops to be used for border security

But lawmakers reject effort to repeal ban on abortions at overseas military hospitals.

House Democrats seek to beef up federal privacy protections

Bill calls for privacy officers within all federal agencies and comprehensive review of laws and regulations.

Bucking White House, House votes to delay base closings

Despite a veto threat, House members refuse to drop amendment mandating a two-year delay in closures.

FBI lauds watch list but still lacks access

Unified terrorist watch list was completed in March, but law enforcement officials can't use it online yet.

Technology contract used to purchase interrogation work

A military task force used an Interior Department procurement unit to buy services using a contract designed for computer purchases.

Senate narrowly rejects attempt to delay base closing round

By two votes, senators reject effort to force Pentagon to close overseas bases first.

Simulated attack at Pentagon tests government response capabilities

An exercise involving federal, state and local agencies shows what would happen if a dirty bomb went off at the Pentagon.