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Watch: Dem. Al Green Grills Trump Officials over Discredited Charlottesville Claim

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) grilled witnesses at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday on domestic terrorism, seeking to get them to condemn President Donald Trump for saying “very fine people” took part in the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 over a Robert E. Lee monument even if the president’s full remarks make clear he was not referring to white supremacists or neo-Nazis, groups he has roundly and repeatedly condemned.

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas (AP Photo/Alex Brando

VP Shutdown Meeting Ends, Trump Says: Not Much Headway

Staff from Congressional leadership and the White House discussed border security and the partial government shutdown with the Homeland Security Secretary and Vice President Mike Pence Saturday.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, Vice President Mike Pence, White House legislative affairs aide Ja'Ron Smith, followed by White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, and others, walk down the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office building, on the White House complex, after a meeting with staff members of House …

DHS Reports Burned Animal Carcass Left on Staffer’s Porch

The Department of Homeland Security is warning employees of an increased level of threat to their safety with a series of violent acts taken against them and their children due to the current debate over immigration policy.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Activists shout toward the U.S. Mission to the United Nations while rallying in support immigrants and to mark World Refugee Day, June 20, 2018 in New York City. Bowing to political pressure from both parties, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday …

North Texas Students Get Active Shooter Awareness Training

The Dallas Independent School District held active shooter awareness training for several thousand students on Monday. This event intended to impart ways to better spot potential threats of campus violence and how to respond should it happen.

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DHS Urges Central American Migrants to Seek Refuge in Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week urged Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence to seek refuge in nations outside the United States, like Mexico, to avoid the “dangerous journey” north.

A Border Patrol agent apprehends illegal immigrants shortly after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas. An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, many of them Mexicans or from …

DHS: ‘Russian Government Actors’ Targeting U.S. Nuclear Cyber Sphere

WASHINGTON, DC — American authorities have determined that cyber-criminals are actively targeting the U.S. government and private businesses “in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors” on behalf of Russia, a top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Illustration of cybercrime (Photo credit should read "HELMUT FOHRINGER/APA-PictureDesk via AFP") Helmut Fohringer / APA-PictureDesk / APA

Bay Area Car Burglary Gang Stole Thousands of Laptops 

An East Bay Area car burglary gang that is believed to have stolen thousands of electronic devices was caught with 900 laptops headed for the Port of Oakland for shipment to Vietnam. The Bay Area has suffered a 35 percent

Stolen Laptops (Fremont PD via SiliconValley.com)

LAX Tests Facial Recognition to Speed Passenger Check-in

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is starting to use commercially available facile recognition software to confirm the identity of international travelers and drastically speed up the check-in process.

LAX (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)