Murderers, Pedophiles Get Interim Security Clearances

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Under a crushing backlog in issuing or renewing security clearances, federal authorities have given interim clearances to people they later discovered were murderers and pedophiles, McClatchy Newspapers reports. "This is very, very dangerous,” said Daniel Payne of the Defense Security Service. Some 100,000 people hold interim clearances while working for companies with Defense Department contracts or at 13,000 cleared facilities and plants around . . .

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