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Ohio State issues strict security measures for Obama speech

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05/03/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio State University is taking special security precautions for President Obama's commencement speech Sunday, according to an article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Canada proposes security level warning system for airports

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04/30/2013

OTTAWA—The Canadian government is proposing a security risk-assessment system that ranks the level of danger in airports.

Urban women's shelter feels safer with donated surveillance system

Avigilon's Give Back Campaign off and running
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04/29/2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Running a shelter for women on the crime-ridden east side of downtown Vancouver poses unique challenges.

Security changes announced for Pittsburgh Marathon

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04/29/2013

PITTSBURGH—City officials have announced large-scale security changes for the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5, according to a CBS Pittsburgh article.

APTA president: More funding for transit security

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04/25/2013

WASHINGTON—Michael Melaniphy, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, is calling for greater investment in transit security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to an article from Progressive Railroading.

New security measures for NFL draft

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04/24/2013

NEW YORK—With the tragic Boston Marathon bombings still fresh in the collective conscience, the NFL plans to enhance security for its upcoming draft, slated for April 25-27 at Radio City Music Hall, here.

TSA postpones new policy on allowing small knives

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04/23/2013

WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration has postponed its decision to allow passengers to bring knives with blades of up to 2.36 inches on board flights. The rule change was supposed to go into effect Thursday.

Texas fertilizer plant neglected duty to DHS

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04/22/2013

WEST, Texas—The fertilizer plant that exploded, killing 14 and destroying part of this town, failed to alert the Department of Homeland Security it was storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate allowable without mandatory safety checks, according to a report from

Marathon tragedy should bring security back to where it should be, security official says

McCormick Place convention center transiency a challenge
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04/22/2013

CHICAGO—The bombings at the Boston Marathon should “bring security back to the level it used to be,” said George Rosebrock, formerly with the Chicago Police Department and now security manager for the McCormick Place convention center and Navy Pier, here.

School security funding dealt setback as part of gun-control bill

Meanwhile, SIA working to expand TWIC deployment
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04/22/2013

WASHINGTON—Legislation to provide $40 million a year to improve security in the nation’s schools has bipartisan support, but it was dealt a blow after the Senate rejected an amendment to which it was linked: expanded background checks on gun purchases.

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