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Stockholm airport agrees to join Preclearance, 11 other airports start negotiations

Swedish officials have agreed to Stockholm airport’s participation in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Preclearance program for screening overseas travelers. The program could be implemented in Sweden by 2019.  Eleven other airports have been cleared to participate – Bogota; Buenos Aires; Edinburgh; Kansai; Milan; Reykjavik; Rio de Janeiro; Sao Paolo; and Saint Martin – […]

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Saudi government inks more lobbyists as Congress could revisit 9/11 bill in lame duck

The Saudi Arabian government has increased its lobbyists to oppose the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) reports Catherine Ho in the Washington Post. The Saudis have hired Rick Hohlt, Flywheel Government Solutions and Qorvis MSL Group, in addition to Hogan Lovells, the Podesta Group, Brownstein Hyatt and former senators John Breaux and Trent Lott, who now lobby with Squire […]

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Bokoshe Fire Dept. plans to turn fire truck into traveling 9/11 memorial

Members of the Bokoshe (Oklahoma) Fire Department are planning to turn a 1969 Ford F-1000 Super Cab fire truck into a traveling 9/11 memorial, reports Zuzanna Sitek of KFSM. It will be called the 9/11 Memorial Fire Truck Engine 343. Three hundred and forty-three FDNY firefighters were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The […]

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