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Tight security for hearings on Muslim community

Extra security will accompany a New York congressman as he chairs a hearing focused on the U.S. Muslim community and its willingness to help prevent radical Islamic terrorism. Rep. Peter King told The Associated Press that he has had a larger security details for the past few months because of an overseas threat relayed in December. Since then, round-the-clock security has been provided by the New York Police Department and the Nassau County, N.Y., police. On Thursday, however, at King’s request, the Capitol Police will be securing the congressional hearing room and surrounding areas, as well as his office, as
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Former Bush aide faces jail time

A judge is telling the former government whistle-blower protector that he can’t protect himself from serving at least a month in jail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ruled late Wednesday that President George W. Bush‘s former special counsel, Scott Bloch, cannot withdraw his guilty plea to withholding information from Congress. Bloch argued that he and prosecutors thought he could serve just probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor 10 months ago. After the judge said the law required imprisonment for the crime, prosecutors said they were willing to negotiate another deal to avoid Bloch’s incarceration. But Robinson noted that Bloch
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