'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The U.S. mission in Libya where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack lacked special security barriers that the State Department's inspector general recommended three years ago for diplomatic facilities in danger zones, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Thursday.
The director of the Secret Service told Congress on Wednesday that the recent Colombian prostitution scandal was a one-time occurrence, but deeply skeptical lawmakers said he is in denial and the evidence points to a larger pattern of misconduct within the agency charged with protecting the president.
Cybersecurity experts urged senators Thursday to close loopholes in legislation to give the government more power to force critical industries to make their computer networks more secure.
An extensive investigation by a Senate committee says the Fort Hood massacre should have been prevented, but a "string of failures" by the FBI and the Army allowed a "ticking time bomb" to open fire at a crowded deployment center in the worst domestic terrorism ambush since the Sept. 11 attacks.