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June 13, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In the first and only vote Thursday on the immigration bill, senators turned back a Republican measure that would have delayed a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally until after the border with Mexico is fully secure. Republicans still plan to offer several other measures to enhance border security, but this one, from Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, was one of the most hard-line of the proposals. The 57-43 vote to defeat the amendment offered an imprecise test of whether the Senate will find the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2013 | By Bradley Zint, Los Angeles Times
As the nation debates the idea of new gun laws, the decades-old Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend will be business as usual, organizers said - with the exception of increased security. The fairgrounds, whose relationship with the Utah-based Crossroads company spans nearly 25 years, receives about $600,000 from parking, rent, food and beverages from the shows, which are held several times a year, said Jerome Hoban, chief executive of the O.C. Fair & Event Center.
OPINION
December 26, 2003
Re "Security at LAX Highest Since 9/11," Dec. 24: How is more security created by giving only limos and taxis, but not private cars, curbside access? Peter Heiman Malibu
OPINION
April 18, 2003
Re "City Gives Staples Center New Terms for Repaying Subsidies," April 12: The L.A. City Council does not feel it needs security from Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski for their $70-million debt. The council is probably right. They probably won't default. I probably won't default on my home loan either. But the bank still insists on security for my loan. Where public funds are concerned, the need for security should be even greater. Howard L. Ekerling Studio City
NATIONAL
December 29, 2009 | By Alana Semuels
Security and intelligence lapses allowed a suspected terrorist to board a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, President Obama said from Hawaii today, interrupting his vacation to speak about the failed bombing attempt. "A systemic failure has occurred, and I consider that totally unacceptable," Obama said. The president said he learned in the last 24 hours that information about the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had been passed to "a component of our U.S. intelligence community" weeks ago, but that the information was not effectively distributed and the Nigerian man was not added to a "no-fly" list.
WORLD
January 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia stepped up security in major cities, deploying thousands of extra police a day after officials warned of a possible terrorist threat against public transportation. In Moscow, officials ordered cellphone service shut off in the subway system. The measure appeared to be an effort to avert the possibility of explosives being detonated by the phones.
WORLD
April 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of a top security chief Saturday and ordered hundreds of senior security officers to retire in a bid to reform his forces and halt violence, an official said. Abbas, who took office Jan. 15 after the death last year of longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has been under pressure from Israel and Washington to impose law and order in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
WORLD
August 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Southern African leaders ended a regional summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a new mutual security pact that will permit member states to intervene in internal conflicts in other states to prevent them from destabilizing other countries. Officials of the 14-member Southern African Development Community said they hoped the pact would prevent civil wars in the region.
WORLD
February 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Egypt boosted security along its border with the Gaza Strip after Hamas allegedly threatened to kidnap Egyptian troops if Palestinian militants arrested in the Sinai are not released, a security official said. Snipers were deployed on rooftops on the Egyptian side of Rafah, a town divided by the border. Egyptian forces were told to move only in armed groups of at least three, the official said. The official said Hamas warned that it would abduct security personnel if Egypt did not release 15 members of the Islamic group arrested last week in the Sinai desert bordering Gaza.
WORLD
April 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Buddhist villagers in southern Thailand, outraged over the inadequate security in the area, confronted the army chief with the charred body of a woman killed by Muslim insurgents. The demonstration was the latest sign of fraying tempers among Buddhists in the deep south, the only place dominated by Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand. A Muslim insurgency in the south has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the last three years.
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