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IDG News Service

A cyberspace security responsibility was newly included in the mission statement. The new mission statement, intended to set the current and future direction of the Air Force, reads: "The mission of the Air Force is to deliver sovereign options

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New York Daily News

Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid intended to help small downtown businesses that were reeling from the 9/11 attacks often went instead to huge international corporations with little attachment to the stricken area and businesses that we

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Associated Press

Its congressman admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes, the FBI has investigated City Hall, the mayor resigned, a $1.37 billion pension shortfall damaged the city's credit rating and fueled talk of bankruptcy, and 2 councilmen were convicted of

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Associated Press

As Hurricane Katrina roared ashore and 1000s of people waited days amid the floodwater for rescue, a series of letters passed between the governor and the White House that reveal delays, claims that requests for federal help weren't received, and

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Reuters

A federal judge ruled on that police had a constitutional right to randomly search subway passengers' bags to deter terrorist attacks and the searches were an effective and appropriate means to fight terrorism, and constituted a minimal

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Associated Press

Ayres' outrage helped lead to restrictions last year on the display of autopsy photos in Michigan — one of at least 10 states to enact laws in recent years to prohibit coroners from releasing pictures or other death records to the public.

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Assoicated Press

Engineers responsible for monitoring the levees that failed following Hurricane Katrina were never told that canal water had been pooling in yards beside a flood wall months before the storm, an Army Corps of Engineers manager said Friday.

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Associated Press

One of the nation's largest home lenders offered 1,500 housing units for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far failed to put families into any of them, a Democratic congressman said Friday.

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USA Today

FEMA has run out of funds to cover flood insurance claims and has advised the 96 insurance companies that sell flood policies to stop payments to policyholders until Congress says the agency can borrow more money.

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Agence France Presse

The explosion of urban violence in France has raised fears that Los Angeles, rocked by riots in 1992, could again fall prey to unrest as still-festering problems spawn the "quiet riots" of gang warfare.

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Reuters

San Diego mayor elect Jerry Sanders pledged to bring transparency to the city's troubled finances in the midst of government probes and a $1.7 billion city pension fund shortfall... if city workers are looking for raises, they should quit and loo

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Associated Press

A Cuban scientist who helped develop a low-cost synthetic vaccine that prevents meningitis and pneumonia in small children says he was offended the U.S. government denied his request to travel to the United States to receive an award.

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by Howard Blitz (Yuma Sun)

Hurricane Katrina not only devastated the Gulf Coast and flooded New Orleans, but it also gave many individuals the very inaccurate conclusion that America needs more government and that free, independent individuals are not capable of handling such

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Reuters

Microsoft Corp. called for a broad national law to protect consumer privacy and a top Republican lawmaker said he planned to push such a bill next year, amid heightened consumer concerns about identity theft and online fraud. No restrictions on gover

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