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Napolitano, Holder warn of cuts to law enforcement, security

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. warned Tuesday that Americans will be less safe if federal agencies have to absorb the major cuts set to go into effect Friday under what's known as the sequester.

Speaking at a National Association of Attorneys General meeting in Washington, Holder said that furloughs of federal law enforcement agencies would try to minimize the effects of the budget cuts, but that "the reality is there is going to be harm."