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Intelligence claim draws fire

Official sharply challenges Blair's assertion.

U.S., foreign officials to discuss airport security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will dispatch senior agency officials to meet with airport executives around the world to review security and technology used to screen passengers on U.S.-bound flights, the department said.

No silent break for GOP lawmakers

It may be the holiday season, but Republicans aren't taking a vacation.

Obama’s New Year’s Eve: Family and security reviews

Obama's New Year's Eve was busy with work.

Russia decides to ban U.S. poultry imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia will begin to block imports of U.S. poultry as of Jan 1. because of concerns about a commonly used chlorine treatment, U.S. government officials and a Russian news agency said on Thursday.

Napolitano on the hot seat, again

Homeland Security secretary, regarded as a Cabinet star, now a target of Republicans.

Judge dismisses Blackwater case

Judge blasts prosecutors, calling their explanations "contradictory, unbelievable and lacking in credibility."

Spy Agencies Failed to Collate Clues on Terror

The National Security Agency intercepted discussions of a plot by leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen, but spy agencies did not combine the intercepts with other information.

A newspaper’s surreal dismantling

Nowhere has downsizing been as shrouded in mystery as at The Washington Times.

Newcomer Stirs Up Connecticut Senate Race

Republican leaders had a strong challenger to Senator Christopher J. Dodd, the longtime incumbent, but Linda McMahon’s cash has thrust her into contention, too.