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  • TSA finding more guns in airport carry-on bags Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The government says it is finding more guns in carry-on bags at U.S. airports. The Transportation Security Administration says officers discovered 2,212 weapons during safety screenings last year. But TSA spokesman Mark Howell says the increase of 22 percent is still startling.

  • US govt tells agents to ID immigrants not to deport Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. The directives from the Homeland Security Department...

  • President Obama: US stands with France  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    President Obama remarks on the tragic events in France, saying the U.S. intelligence has remained supportive of the French government.

  • Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday will call for tighter screening of all employees at U.S. airports after a Delta Air Lines Inc baggage handler was charged with helping smuggle 18 handguns onto a flight from Atlanta to New York City. Schumer, a New York Democrat, will ask the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to require that all airline and airport...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The Department of Homeland Security will be treated differently, getting a funding extension only through Feb. 27, by which time Republicans will control both chambers of Congress.

  • BOSTON, Dec 16- U.S. security agencies are investigating a threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's controversial movie about an assassination of the leader of North Korea, and so far they have seen no real sign of an active plot, two U.S. officials said. An official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and another U.S. security official cast doubt...

  • Holder bolsters limits on federal profiling Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Federal profiling on the basis of religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity will be banned, NBC News reports.

  • Sen. McCain vows Jones Act will be repealed one day Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Senator John McCain said a more than 90- year-old law that requires ships servicing coastal businesses to be built and mostly staffed by U.S. crews will be repealed sooner or later if lawmakers keep fighting the trade restriction. The Department of Homeland Security issued a rare waiver of the act in 2012 when superstorm Sandy led to fuel...

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • Obama plans to protect up to 5M from deportation Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama intends to order changes that will combat millions of potential deportations, reports The New York Times.

  • Government's secret shopping spree exposed  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    NBC Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane discovered $30,000 worth of Starbucks purchases by Homeland Security employees equipped with a micro purchase card.

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • Homeland Security issues Ebola restrictions  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is issuing travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.

  • Doctor says 'no system foolproof' in containing Ebola  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    A nurse from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spoke to the Today Show's Matt Lauer about the protocol in handling Ebola. Dr. Alexander Garza of Saint Louis University, provides perspective.

  • CDC improving Ebola procedures  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the details of the CDC conference call on Ebola after the second health care worker was diagnosed who treated Thomas Eric Duncan.

  • CDC's Frieden: Risk low for other passengers  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas will be transferred to Emory University Hospital.

  • CDC Director Tom Frieden, says the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola should not have traveled on a commercial airline, despite showing no symptoms or fever at the time.

  • CDC outlines contacts of confirmed Ebola cases  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    CDC Director Tom Frieden, says the two health care workers diagnosed with Ebola both had extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola, and he was showing symptoms.

  • CDC Director: Second patient ill, clinically stable  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    CDC Director Tom Frieden, addresses the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola. Frieden says once she developed and reported symptoms, she was rapidly isolated and tested.

  • HHS Secretary: We know how to stop Ebola  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, holds a conference call over the hospital preparedness and response for Ebola patients in the U.S.