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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said on Tuesday the recent White House breach by a man carrying a knife was unacceptable and promised "it will never happen again." "It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly," Pierson said in prepared testimony to a House of Representatives committee investigating the Sept. 19 intrusion. (Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jim Loney) Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:06:35 -0400
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Alton Alexander Nolen is seen in a picture from the Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsBy Heide Brandes NORMAN Oklahoma (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities on Tuesday filed murder charges against Alton Nolen, who is suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution center last week shortly after being fired, and may seek the death penalty, prosecutors said. The state is not pursuing a terrorism charge and will leave that matter to federal authorities, Greg Mashburn, the Cleveland County district attorney, said at a news conference. "There is not a terrorism statute in the state of Oklahoma," he said. ...
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