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    Homeland Security and Identity Theft

    The Homeland Security risks posed by identity fraud and theft were the topic of a hearing today on Capitol Hill. Members of two House Judiciary subcommittees heard from the U.S.…

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    Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act

    Witnesses testified about the Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001, legislation that would criminalize making false terrorist threats. The current hoaxes about anthrax often do not involve…

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    Crime Prevention Oversight

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    Oversight of the U.S. Marshals Service

    U.S. Marshal Service officials testified about a range of issues including outstanding warrants for fugitives, security services, Internet contraband sales, and internal finances.

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    Federal Agencies and Airports Security Breaches

    General Accounting Office officials testified about a report detailing numerous security weaknesses at federal agencies and airports. Officials from the GAO were able to enter secure…

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    Child Molestation Legislation

    The committee heard testimony dealing with proposed legislation to protect children from sexual and violent crimes. The panels described the crimes committed by repeat offenders and…

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    Community Policing Program

    Witnesses testified regarding the effectiveness of the federal community policing programs. They focused on if the federal funding to selected local police units has reduced crime in…

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Witnesses testified about the necessity for new gun control legislation. They focused on the juvenile crime bill passed in the Senate that required background checks at gun…

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    Application of RICO to Advocacy Groups

    Subcommittee members heard testimony on the application of a racketeering law to abortion protestors when threats or violence are involved. The Racketeering-Influenced Corrupt…

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    National Background Check for Gun Buyers

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from law enforcement officials and proponents and opponents of gun control. They talked about national background checks for consumers of firearms…

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    Internet Gambling

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Attorney General Humphrey, representatives of the gaming industry and opponents of legalized gambling. The subcommittee has under its…

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    Colombian Drug Cartels in the U.S.

    The subcommittee heard testimony from a convicted former member of a Colombian drug cartel, whose identity was concealed. He talked about his role in the Colombian drug cartel and…

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    Medical Marijuana Referenda

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from General McCaffrey, anti-drug experts and legalized marijuana advocates on referenda in Arizona and California which approved marijuana for medical…

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    Olympic Park Bombing

    Subcommittee members heard from Mr. Jewell, a fomer prime suspect in the bombing that occured during the Atlanta Olympic games of July, 1996. Mr. Jewell said that the treatment he…

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    FBI Crime Lab Part 2

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the operations of the FBI Crime Lab, the quality of its work, and FBI admissions that forensic mistakes were made during some investigations. In…

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    FBI Crime Lab Part 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the operations of the FBI Crime Lab, the quality of its work, and FBI admissions that forensic mistakes were made during some…

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    Independent Counsel Statute

    Committee members heard testimony from members of Congress, former independent counsels and others on the reauthorization and amendment of the statute first passed by Congress in 1978 to…

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    Waco Investigation Day 9 Part 2

    Secretary Holmes talked about Department of Defense assistance to federal law enforcement officials during the Waco crisis. This piece agrees with Mon-pm FNS file.

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    Waco Investigation Day 8 Part 2

    In continuing testimony on 1993 raids on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, former cult member Doyle described the final hours inside the compound and his escape after the fire…

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    Waco Investigation Day 8 Part 1

    The joint subcommittees are investigating the failed February 28, 1993 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in which four ATF agents…

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