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Shippers Refuse to Ship Bioterror Pathogens

Shipping giant FedEx no longer is willing to transport packages containing research specimens of potential bioterror pathogens in the wake of high-profile safety mistakes by an Army lab that unknowingly shipped live anthrax for years, according to a letter the company sent to federal regulators and obtained by USA TODAY.…
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Abolishing 2nd Amendment Wouldn’t Stop Murders and Terrorists

Boston Herald July 26, 2015: Adriana Cohen: We need more measures than just gun control. It seems like every week we hear of another mass shooter taking innocent lives. If this is the new normal, how can anyone feel safe? Is more gun control the answer? Think again. Chicago has the strictest gun…
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Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already…
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HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WEST ROXBURY RESIDENTS

BOSTON - Friday, July 24, 2015 - The City of Boston has taken another step to protect the residents of West Roxbury in regards to the proposed West Roxbury Lateral Gas Pipeline. The City has filed an opposition to the actions taken by the Algonquin Gas Transmissions, LLC (Algonquin) in federal court…
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How Communities can Prep for ‘The Big One’

Boston, MA. Northeastern: There are elements communities need to consider when preparing for such a catastrophic event, says professor Stephen Flynn, an expert in community and infrastructure resilience. Photo from iStock via Northeastern  The Pacific Northwest reportedly could be devastated by a major earthquake in the coming decades. But according…
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Mass Man Charged in Connection with Plot to Engage in Terrorism Plot

An Adams, Massachusetts, man has been charged in an indictment in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of ISIL.  The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts and Special Agent in…
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Awareness

Huskies for Heroes to help heal ‘invisible wounds’ of war

Boston, MA: Members of the Northeastern community will participate in the annual Run to Home Base, which supports post-9/11 veterans who suffer from combat stress and traumatic brain injury. Here, they share why the event and the cause are so important to them. From left, Andy McCarty, director of veteran…
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