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Bipartisan group of legislators call for Putin war crimes accountability
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Bipartisan group of legislators call for Putin war crimes accountability

© Shutterstock A bipartisan group of legislators recently introduced a Senate resolution calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of his regime to be held accountable for various war crimes in the wake of the nation’s Ukraine invasion. U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and...

Reps. Kim, Slotkin target Chinese support for Russia’s Ukraine invasion with DICTATOR Act
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Reps. Kim, Slotkin target Chinese support for Russia’s Ukraine invasion with DICTATOR Act

© Shutterstock With the introduction of the DICTATOR Act to the House this week, U.S. Reps. Young Kim (R-CA) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) are pushing for investigations into whether the Chinese government is helping Russia evade international sanctions linked to its invasion of Ukraine. While most nations agreed to sanction Russia following the start of...

DEA adds Kalamazoo to Detroit Field Division’s Operation Engage drug epidemic efforts
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DEA adds Kalamazoo to Detroit Field Division’s Operation Engage drug epidemic efforts

© Shutterstock For its second year of Operation Engage – a community-level approach to tackling the drug epidemic – the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Detroit Field Division received funding to add efforts in a second Michigan city: Kalamazoo. “The Detroit Field Division is bringing Operation Engage to a second community, Kalamazoo,” Kent Kleinschmidt, Acting...

Sens. Feinstein, Padilla, Booker request more information on Justice Department’s prioritization of hate crime investigations
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Sens. Feinstein, Padilla, Booker request more information on Justice Department’s prioritization of hate crime investigations

© Shutterstock U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently forwarded correspondence to Attorney General Merrick Garland, seeking more details regarding Justice Department hate crime investigative efforts. “Hate crimes are on the rise across the country,” the senators wrote. “And these deplorable acts of violence have a deep and lasting...

Alaska legislators announce supply chain, border security funding
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Alaska legislators announce supply chain, border security funding

© Shutterstock U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-AK) are touting a $187 million funding allotment that would bolster the supply chain and border security. The legislators lauded the funds garnered from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It would benefit Tok, Alaska, to design and construct...

DHS to launch fourth Hacking for Homeland Security program course
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DHS to launch fourth Hacking for Homeland Security program course

© Shutterstock The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced that the fourth Hacking for Homeland Security (H4HS) program course is slated for Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The course would be offered during the Spring 2022 semester at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. The class...

WHO publishes first-ever malaria vaccine recommendation following guidelines update
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WHO publishes first-ever malaria vaccine recommendation following guidelines update

© Shutterstock In the most recent update to its malaria guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that the vaccine RTS,S/AS01 be used to prevent P. falciparum malaria among children living in areas of moderate to high transmission. This represents the first time a vaccine for malaria was recommended by the global organization. “The first...

House considers Ukrainian Protection Act that would temporarily block deportation of Ukrainians in U.S.
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House considers Ukrainian Protection Act that would temporarily block deportation of Ukrainians in U.S.

© Shutterstock A mix of Democrats and Republicans collectively introduced the Ukrainian Protection Act of 2022 (H.R. 6892) to the House last week, proposing to grant Ukrainians currently in the United States a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and barring their deportation during the war with Russia. Current reports indicate that more than 1.5 million refugees...

HII details COCO air combat training mission completion
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HII details COCO air combat training mission completion

© Huntington Ingalls Industries Engineering and defense technologies provider Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has successfully completed the first contractor-owned, contractor-operated (COCO) air combat training mission with the Air Force in Europe. “Adversary training enhances the U.S. security defense posture, enables freedom of movement, fosters global security, and increases combat effectiveness,” Garry Schwartz, president of the...

DHS outlines Israeli security agreements
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DHS outlines Israeli security agreements

© Shutterstock The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established security agreements with the Government of Israel and private sector partners to collaborate on varied joint security issues. “DHS is proud to continue to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Israel through new security arrangements,” said DHS Under Secretary for Policy...