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Lawmakers seek answers from Secret Service over security lapses
Lawmakers seek answers from Secret Service over security lapses

Lawmakers are preparing to grill current and former Secret Service officials over a spate of security lapses, including an incident this month when a man with a pocketknife scaled a fence and ran deep into the White House before he was stopped. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to challenge Secret Service Director Julia Pierson over how and why the agency failed to stop the intruder, and why alarms did not work as intended. On Sept. 19, authorities say, Omar Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, climbed over the iron picket fence that surrounds the White House, ran across the lawn and dashed through the front door.  White House...

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