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United States Department of Homeland Security: Cabinet department of the United States federal government
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the U.S. federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management. It was created in November 2002 in response to 9/11 and is the youngest U.S. cabinet department.

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Trump's border wall could threaten jaguar recovery [Video]

Trump's border wall could threaten jaguar recovery

U.S. President Donald Trump's new plans to accelerate the construction of the border wall poses a great threat to biodiversity and the environment, and in particular the jaguar.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:56Published
Biden Campaign Requests Secret Service Protection [Video]

Biden Campaign Requests Secret Service Protection

Joe Biden's presidential campaign has requested protection from the Secret Service. This news is being passed out by a congressional official familiar with the discussions. For a candidate to get..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad [Video]

Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published
Sen. Kennedy blasts acting DHS chief on coronavirus preparedness [Video]

Sen. Kennedy blasts acting DHS chief on coronavirus preparedness

"You're the secretary of Homeland Security and you can't tell me if we have enough respirators," Senator Kennedy slams acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate subcommittee hearing on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
TSA Bans TikTok Use By Its Workers [Video]

TSA Bans TikTok Use By Its Workers

TSA follows similar moves by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Army against the China-based app. The decision comes after TSA workers were found to have used TikTok for discussing boarding..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
New York Sues US Gov Over Banning Residents From Federal Travelers Programs [Video]

New York Sues US Gov Over Banning Residents From Federal Travelers Programs

The state of New York on Monday is suing the administration of President Donald Trump. They seek to void a policy barring thousands of New Yorkers from enrolling in federal programs that help travelers..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published
Trump suspends global travel programs for New Yorkers [Video]

Trump suspends global travel programs for New Yorkers

The Trump administration has temporarily barred New Yorkers from several programs that allow faster security checks when they enter the United States, widening a dispute over a New York state law..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

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