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  1. -12-04-05 Commissioners: Federal Government Squandered Homeland Security Funds (CBS News)
      "Commission members say homeland security dollars have been squandered, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. Police and fire crews like those who struggled in Hurricane Katrina still can't talk to one another by radio. Columbus, Ohio, bought bulletproof vests for its fire department dogs. And Newark, New Jersey bought air-conditioned trash trucks." 12-05

  2. -12-27-05 Report: Homeland Security Guilty of Delection of Duty (MSNBC News)
      "The Homeland Security Department, created in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has failed to fulfill 33 of its own pledges to better protect the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by House Democrats." 12-05

  1. New Registered Traveler Program to Speed Security Checks (USA Today)
      "Airports, security companies and the federal government are mobilizing to launch the first nationwide program that speeds 'trusted travelers' through airport security."

      "On Friday, Congress paved the way for the program's expansion by approving the Homeland Security Department's request to charge people fees for background checks. Without that authority, Registered Traveler would have no money." 10-05


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