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For at least a year, the Homeland Security Department subjected requests for federal records to highly unusual scrutiny by senior political advisers, delaying disclosures deemed too politically sensitive. Full story

Federal prosecution of immigrants soared in spring

Federal prosecutions of immigrants soared to new levels this spring, as the Obama administration continued an aggressive enforcement strategy began under President George W. Bush, according to a new study released Thursday. Full story

12th person detained in Russian spy case deported

A Russian man who became the 12th person taken into custody in the recent spy ring investigation has been deported from the United States, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Full story

Homeland Security to use drones along border

The Homeland Security Department will use unmanned surveillance aircraft and other technological upgrades in its ongoing effort to protect the southern border of the United States. Full story

Future phones may need to pass the sniff test

The Department of Homeland Security is hoping that soon your cell phone will sniff out poisonous gases. It’s funding three companies to create a small chip that would sit inside of cell phones and alert users to potentially deadly smells. Full story

Homeland Security then and now

   While current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before Congress on the response to the oil spill in the Gulf, former Bush Homeland Security nominee Bernard Kerik was reporting to prison for the first day of a four-year sentence for fraud and lying.

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Haitians in U.S. illegally are allowed to stay

U.S. to further raise airline security, official says

Newsweek: Intel agencies warned of bombs under clothing

Obama begins new year with eye on intelligence

Newsweek: DHS has access, rarely checks database

Newsweek: DHS backs away from report on extremists

Security center opens to battle computer attacks

Video

  Is the U.S. lacking terror priorities?

Dylan Ratigan and panel discuss the decision by the Department of Homeland Security to slash anti-terror funding to New York City by nearly a quarter this year.

  Daily Rundown continues soup tour of federal government

The Coast Guard chefs in the Executive Dining Room at the Department of Homeland Security made she-crab soup on Wednesday.

  Napolitano on bombing attempt, Gulf oil leak

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks about lessons learned from the Times Square bombing attempt and the Gulf oil spill.

  Homeland Security project: Smell phones

A Homeland Security project seek to put a trouble-sensing sensor chip in phones. Msnbc's Alex Witt talks with informationweek's Thomas Claburn.

  Janet Napolitano on anti-government extremists

Rachel Maddow talks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about tracking and preventing domestic terror by anti-government extremists, whether the job of homeland security is too much for one department and how she would feel about being nominated for the Supreme Court.

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