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AG orders protection in wake of doctor slaying

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered
increased security for a host of unnamed individuals and facilities
in the wake of the slaying of abortion Dr. George Tiller.
Jeff Carter, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service,
confirmed Holder's move early Monday. Carter said the Judicial
Security Division "is establishing protection details at this
time."
There have been increasing incidents of attacks or threats
against judges and other public figures in recent years. Carter's
statement described agency personnel as "experts at providing
personal protection and facility security, and we are committed to
successfully executing this task." He said agency policy prohibits
him from disclosing the subjects of the increased federal
protection.


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