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  • White House says immigration plans not final yet Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.

  • 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...

  • US orders new screening for Ebola Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington's Dulles,...

  • Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— John Pistole announced Thursday he is stepping down as chief of the Transportation Security Administration after 4 1/ 2 turbulent years in which the agency sought to balance passenger privacy against safety and stay a step ahead of terrorists looking for cunning new ways to smuggle bombs aboard planes. Pistole warned last month that an al-Qaida...

  • 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 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.

  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about recent security lapses at the White House, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • A man armed with a knife jumped the White House fence last week and entered the executive mansion, an act that surprised his former neighbors in Copperas Cove, Texas. KCEN's Chris Davis reports.

  • The letter was sent to the heads of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FCC, and urged a comprehensive review of policy across jurisdictional lines.

  • Five ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

  • North Dakota population boom     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), discusses how the state's growing population is impacting the housing market.

  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), shares her thoughts on the outcome of getting approval on building out the Keystone pipeline.

  • Blue Dog in a Red State?     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    We need to have a Congress that works, says Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), sharing her thoughts of creating bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

  • Sen. Heitkamp: Tons of jobs in North Dakota     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), discusses job openings in North Dakota. I say we have zero unemployment in our state, says Heitkamp.

  • Nine years later, Katrina funds still being misused Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Residents are rescued amid flood waters 30 August 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina.

    Nine years after the hurricane, federal auditors were still examining the misuse of hundreds of millions of relief dollars. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. lawmakers have urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a $190 million border security contract awarded to a company which checks government employees' backgrounds and suffered a cyber attack disclosed last month.

  • U.S. agency urged to yank vetting firm contract Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. lawmakers have urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a $190 million border security contract awarded to a company which checks government employees' backgrounds and suffered a cyber attack disclosed last month.