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Participants carry an American flag during the 4th of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades across the state. Americans (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Major Cities Across U.S. Boost Security for July 4 Celebrations

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across that country have enhanced security measures and employed contingency plans to ensure the safety of Fourth of July revelers, even though the FBI has reportedly said there are no specific, credible threats facing the United States at this time.

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Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Warned Iran May Attempt to Harm Him

The head of the Shin Bet domestic security service last week visited the home of former prime minister Ehud Barak to discuss the latter’s personal safety, amid reported concerns Iran may be seeking to attempt to target him and other prominent Israelis traveling abroad.

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Texans May Legally Bring Guns to Church, Says Attorney General

Texans licensed to carry firearms may bring their weapons to religious services if specific conditions are met, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton noted Thursday. The official opinion also exempts religious institutions from state fees levied on private organizations which maintain security forces.

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Cannes Film Festival Tightens Security As Terror Fears Escalate

Organizers behind the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival have spent millions of dollars to build out a historic level of security in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks during one of the film world’s most prestigious, star-studded events.

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Wandering Security Robots Take Over America

A wave of wandering security robots have started to replace traditional security guards around the United States, with a number of the robots soon to be placed in malls around New York.