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World Trade Center BASE jumpers cleared of burglary, convicted on lesser charges for 2013 plunge from tower

Shayna Jacobs New York Daily News A trio of BASE jumpers who parachuted from atop 1 World Trade Center in 2013 was acquitted Monday of burglarizing the building. But daredevils Andrew Rossig, 34, James Brady, 33, and Marko Markovich, 28, were convicted on several lesser charges. The thrill-seeking threesome was tried for burglary, a felony, as […]

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GAO Aviation Security report on TSA’s vetting of airport workers

The United States Government Accountability Office has issued a report on June 16, 2015 on the steps the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken to improve the vetting of airport workers. The report can be read here.

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CIA declassifies inspector general’s report on 9/11 shortcomings

Mariano Castillo and Elise Labott, CNN Ten years after the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General completed its investigation into intelligence failures prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the agency on Friday declassified its report. The nearly-500 page document  — redacted in parts — elaborates on a list of “systemic problems” the inspector general found that contributed to missed […]

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