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The Super Bowl’s Super Security Boat

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The Super Bowl poses mammoth security challenges in any given year. This year’s championship game—the first since last April’s Boston Marathon bombing—raises the stakes by bringing the game, which the Department of Homeland Security designates a “Level One” national security event, to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. Not only will kickoff take place just miles from [...]

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NYPD Testing Airflow in Subways as a Precaution against Possible Terror Attacks

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This summer, New York City will witness what might be called an airborne non-toxic event, to corrupt a term coined in Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel White Noise. Over three days in July, the New York Police Department and scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., will release small amounts of a harmless, colorless gas [...]

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Editorial: Chief Justices Should Not Allow DNA Collection During an Arrest Booking

  The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments this week about whether law enforcement officials have a constitutional right to collect DNA after an arrest and before a person has been convicted of a crime. The argument in favor of this practice holds that it is no different than fingerprinting during a booking procedure. [...]

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Bomb-Disarming Robot Was First to Enter Alleged Aurora Shooter’s Apartment

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The first boots on the ground in the explosives-rigged apartment of Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect James Holmes were actually robot tracks. Fortunately for police, military and emergency responders, bots are showing their mettle in this and other dangerous situations and helping keep their human handlers out of harm’s way. Holmes, a former Ph.D. neuroscience student [...]

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Colorado ‘Batman’ Shootings Eerily Similar to Others Involving a Lack of Cognitive Control

Shortly after moviegoers had settled in to watch a midnight premier of The Dark Night Rises on Friday morning, a heavily armed gunman entered the Aurora, Colo., theater through an emergency exit and opened fire. In just a few minutes the assailant shot more than 60 children and adults—killing at least a dozen—before police arrested [...]

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New policy raises the profile of DNA evidence in federal crime cases

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Federal law enforcement and prosecutors have received a mandate from the U.S. Department of Justice to use DNA identification whenever possible in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes. The move makes good on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s promise a year ago to use the power of DNA to exonerate the innocent as well as convict [...]

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