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Chris Strohm

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FEMA weighs options for stretching budget into next week

Congress has never allowed the disaster relief fund to run out of money.

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Internal investigation opened into CIA-NYPD relationship

The probe follows a report that the spy agency was aiding the police department.

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A decade after 9/11 attacks, U.S. still grappling with detainee policy

The struggle to strike a balance in handling insurgents raises fundamental legal questions about where to take them, how long to hold them and when to fold each case.

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Homeland Security chief: Disaster aid is running out

Relief fund is running so low that new recovery projects have been halted, Janet Napolitano says.

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Senate bill provides $6 billion in disaster aid

That's more than double what the House passed for disaster relief.

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9/11 led to spending binge on homeland security grants

Some of the money has been put to good use, but reports have revealed problems involving no-bid contracts, non-working equipment, and poor coordination of resources.

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Acting head of ATF reassigned

Kenneth Melson will be replaced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota B. Todd Jones.

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Agencies respond as Irene makes its way up the East Coast

President Obama praises interagency coordination efforts.

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Obama calls on residents in hurricane's path to prepare for worst

The federal government is taking the storm 'very seriously,' HHS Secretary Napolitano says.

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As hurricane approaches, quake raises emergency preparedness questions

Earthquake underscores the need for people to have emergency backup communication plans, FEMA chief says.

Defense

As Qaddafi's government comes apart, new concerns for U.S.

Fierce critics of Obama's handling of the Libyan conflict say he should now step up assistance to the new regime.

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Senate panel cuts more than $500 million from spy operations

Bill would reduce intelligence spending by about 1 percent.

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Soldier charged in bomb plot targeting Fort Hood personnel

Case has renewed concerns about the threat posed by so-called lone-wolf extremists.

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Senate confirms Mueller to head FBI for two more years

Chamber also approves Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the next ambassador to China.

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Justice to drop investigations into CIA officials involved in torture

Department will continue to investigate those responsible for detainee deaths.

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Senators, administration clash over Libya operations

State offers nuanced legal arguments for Obama's decision to conduct military operations in Libya without congressional authorization.

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Was U.S. intelligence on bin Laden off target?

Officials have yet to report evidence that any of the plots the terrorist mastermind mulled over in his Pakistan compound actually became operational.

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Trains a target for al Qaeda, DHS says

There's no information pointing to an imminent threat against U.S. railroads, however.

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Bin Laden found in room with guns, U.S. officials say

The weapons were an AK-47 and a pistol, according to a government official.

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Napolitano lashes out at border critics

Homeland Security head says opponents of federal efforts to beef up border security are just being political.