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Guantanamo Review To Free Second Man
A military review has determined that a second prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is wrongly classified as an enemy combatant, and he will be released to his home country soon, a Pentagon official said Monday.

Law Lets Passengers Appeal No-Fly List
Passengers will have a way to appeal if their name turns up on the government's no-fly list, under provisions of the intelligence bill signed into law Friday.

Senate Did Not Act on Nomination of Ervin
Clark Kent Ervin is out as the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general after the Senate failed to confirm him and the White House appeared unlikely to nominate him again.

In the News
Lacking Visa, Islamic Scholar Resigns Post at Notre Dame (Post, Dec. 15, 2004)

Bush Chooses EPA Chief To Lead HHS: In Wake of Kerik's Withdrawal, Administration Defends Screening (Post, Dec. 14, 2004)

Retired General Brings Military Expertise to Firm's Contract Unit (Post, Dec. 13, 2004)

A Frenzied Forage for High-Tech Work: In N.Va., Contractors Scramble for Chunk of Government's Spending (Post, Dec. 13, 2004)

White House Puts Blame on Kerik: Nominee Initially Denied Having Hired an Illegal Immigrant, Officials Say (Post, Dec. 12, 2004)

Detainee Hearings Bring New Details and Disputes (Post, Dec. 11, 2004)

Homeland Security Nominee Kerik Pulls Out: Ex-Police Official Says He Failed to Pay Taxes for Nanny Who May Have Been Illegal Immigrant (Post, Dec. 11, 2004)

Terrorists Explore Lasers as Weapons, U.S. Warns (AP, Dec. 10, 2004; 7:55 AM)

Tougher Cyber-Security Measures Urged: Industry Alliance Pushes for a Higher Profile for Computer Vulnerabilities (Post, Dec. 8, 2004)

Kerik's Surveillance Activity in Saudi Arabia Is Disputed: Cabinet Pick Is Accused of Carrying Out Hospital Chief's Agenda (Post, Dec. 8, 2004)

Court Papers Say Yemeni Warned U.S.: Extradited Sheik's Attorneys Want Transcripts Barred From Trial (Post, Dec. 7, 2004)

General Cites Problems at U.S. Jails in Afghanistan (Post, Dec. 3, 2004)

Ex-NYPD Official To Succeed Ridge: Nominee Was Commissioner on 9/11 (Post, Dec. 3, 2004)

Widows Face U.S. Deportation: Foreign-Born Spouses Fail to Meet Residency Rule (Post, Dec. 2, 2004)

Ridge Leaving Cabinet: Homeland Security Changes Predicted (Post, Dec. 1, 2004)

Unions Protest DHS Secrecy Pledge: Ridge Urged to Rescind Directive on Nondisclosure Agreements (Post, Nov. 30, 2004)

TSA Reconsiders Technology Contract: Alaska Native Corporation Must Compete With Other Bidders (Post, Nov. 30, 2004)

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