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House Committee Advances 9/11 Victim Compensation Legislation

House Committee Advances 9/11 Victim Compensation Legislation

A House committee voted this week to advance the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2090. The vote comes one day after a heated hearing during which comedian and advocate Jon Stewart expressed frustrations with significant delays in the legislation’s passage.

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‘Cyber First Responders’ Could Become Part of DHS

‘Cyber First Responders’ Could Become Part of DHS

Legislation passed in the House would create a specialized unit within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) dedicated to protecting federal agencies and the private sector against cyber-attacks. The legislation would foster cooperation between DHS and the private sector to identify and combat threats.

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Operation Broken Heart Leads to Nearly 1,700 Arrests

Operation Broken Heart Leads to Nearly 1,700 Arrests

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that Internet Crimes Against Children task forces around the country have led to the arrests of nearly 1,700 suspected child sex predators. The 61 task forces, located in all 50 states and comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, coordinated the operation called “Broken Heart” throughout April and May 2019.

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Are You Prepared for The High Cost a Chronic Illness Would Bring?

Are You Prepared for The High Cost a Chronic Illness Would Bring?

In 2016, researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need some type of long-term care services in their lifetimes. If you or someone you know has ever had to care for a loved one with a chronic disease or condition, you know the emotional, physical, and financial burden this can create.

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On Remand from the Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Applies the Good Faith Exception in Carpenter

On Remand from the Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Applies the Good Faith Exception in Carpenter

FEDagent previously reported on the Supreme Court’s opinion in Carpenter v. United States. In Carpenter, the Court held that the third-party doctrine does not apply to cell-site location information, and that the government’s acquisition of cell-site location information is a search under the Fourth Amendment requiring a warrant. On remand, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that the FBI agents who obtained the cell-site location information reasonably relied on the Stored Communications Act when obtaining that information, and therefore, acted in good faith.

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Openly LGBTQ Police Captain to March at Sacramento Pride 2019

Openly LGBTQ Police Captain to March at Sacramento Pride 2019

Pride Month can be a difficult time for police officers navigating participation in parades. An openly LGTBQ police captain in Sacramento is working to rebuild trust so everyone can march with pride together.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Navigating Plans for Summer with the National Park Service

Do you know what you are doing this summer? To find out what our National Parks have to offer, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday and start planning your trip!

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FLEOA Highlights Important Policy, People During Police Week

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) is continually committed to serving our members and the federal law enforcement community. This Police Week, FLEOA has dedicated special time and attention to pushing policy that helps the law enforcement community protect and serve their community. From events highlighting the importance of police to meetings on the Hill, FLEOA is excited to engage the public and policy makers on law enforcement issues during this time of heightened awareness.

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