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Washington IRS officials order special scrutiny...House committee chairmen Wednesday released excerpts from IRS employees detailing orders by the agency’s Washington office to give extra scrutiny to tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status...read more>>






Virus migrates to US threatens pork prices...Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported...read more>>

Emergency comm for CO schools ... Colorado emergency officials said recently that federal grant tied to the National School Lunch Act could be used for emergency response communications technology for those schools... read more>>

Girl Scouts prepare ... Girl Scouts of America have partnered with FEMA and DHS to educate the young girls and to motivate them to help their communities and their families prepare for emergencies... read more>>

Federal aid sent to Missouri ... Federal aid was sent to Missouri after massive snows crippled the St. Louis and Independence metro areas as well as all 114 counties ... read more>>

Winter storms in Chicago ... During the winter blizzard in Chicago, many commuters were stuck on Lake Shore Drive after drifts and heavy snows blanketed the region ... read more>>

Mubarak resigns ... Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as protests in the country increase ... read more>>

35 killed in bomb attack at Moscow airport ... Thirty-five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Moscow's international airport. The detonation was located in the international arrivals waiting area outside of security ... read more>>

Rise in flu cases worries health officials ... Officials in Maryland are concerned about the rise in flu-related hospital admissions this winter season ... read more>>

Massive flooding in Brazil ... Massive flooding in the state of Rio de Janeiro have has killed more than 500 people. Brazilian officials fear more may be dead... read more>>

Possible threats to US food supply ... Officials in the Department of Homeland Security said recently that there are "credible" threats to the nation's food supply from potential terrorist attacks using ricin and cyanide ... read more>>

NYC response chief replaced ... New York City's head of emergency management and response has been replaced after the city's response to the massive snow storm over the Christmas/New Year's holiday ... read more>>

Fugate to speak at Esri event ... FEMA head William Craig Fugate will give the keynote address at the annual Esri Federal User Conference on January 19. The annual conference draws more than 2,500 ... read more>>

Detroit redesigns ambulance dispatch ... The City of Detroit has redesigned its ambulance dispatch unit system to help address emergency and non-emergency runs. The realignment should help with supplies, manpower and logistics, officials say ... read more>>

Floods in Australia ... Massive rainstorms in Australia have claimed the lives of 20 people already in Queensland. Close to Brisbane, an instant tsunami ripped through a town killing 10 ... read more>>

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