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Is Homeland Security buying less ammo?

A watchdog report shows that the Department of Homeland Security has reduced its spending on ammunition by more than 43 percent since 2009, allaying recent concernsthat the agency was increasing its stockpile during a time of government austerity. The Government Accountability Office analysis,

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DHS to buy 75 million rounds of ammo

The Department of Homeland Security plans to purchase 75.1 million rounds of ammunition at a cost of $22.7 million this year, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office. GAO reports that DHS has over 70,000 firearm-carrying

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Texas leads border patrol arrests

Central American immigrants crossing into the United States illegally in South Texas drove an increase in Border Patrol apprehensions last year, according to data released Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Border Patrol made 420,789 apprehensions in the

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NSA creates radio pathway into computers

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software

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Texas gets drone testing sites

Texas and five other states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers

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US testing surveillance balloons along border

The U.S. Border Patrol will evaluate the use of three helium-filled surveillance balloons along the Texas-Mexico border that were originally used by the Department of Defense in Iraq and Afghanistan. Standing beneath a 52-foot-long tethered balloon on Thursday in Penitas,

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Video: Obama addresses Sandy Hook anniversary

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