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NEWS
June 19, 2002
THAT CREEPY, Orwellian word "homeland," as in Tom Ridge's title and the proposed Department of Homeland Security, just won't go away. But there's still some time to come up with a better alternative and get Congress to accept it. So we want your suggestions - and we'll be printing the best (see coupon below). "Let's see, how about the Department of Don't-Even-Think-About-Trying-That . . . "
NEWS
February 6, 2006
U.S. VULNERABILITY has been exposed twice in two days. First was the 800-yard smuggling tunnel from Tijuana and now, on every major network, our leaders proudly opposed each other in a stubborn manner before the eyes of the world. We get the point, you don't get along, but how is that helping our nation? On a day when a woman who fought for equality died, you'd think people would come together. Unfortunately, the modern-day prejudice that stems from partisanship prevailed.
NEWS
March 18, 1990 | By Rich Henson, Inquirer Staff Writer
In some ways, Jonas Grigonis might be viewed as a speculator, a man on a mammoth sales trip trying to sell a product that doesn't exist - yet. But give him time, say a couple of years, and the 60-year-old deputy rector of Vilnius University in Lithuania says he is sure he can convince American business people that his homeland will one day be not only a free marketplace, but a sound investment as well. "It is very important to us," Grigonis said yesterday during an interview at the Lithuanian Music Hall, where about 300 people of Lithuanian heritage gathered to celebrate the Baltic country's freedom proclamation.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
It was a volatile night of surprises and rectifications at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night. Homeland , a twisty, high-stakes story of contemporary treason, was the big winner, ending Mad Men 's four-year run as king of television drama. Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, Homeland 's leads, reinforced the upset by sweeping the top acting honors for the drama category. Danes' win had been widely predicted but Lewis, a British actor who first gained attention on American TV as the hero of HBO's Band of Brothers , had been almost completely overlooked in a field that included Breaking Bad 's Bryan Cranston and Downton Abbey 's Hugh Bonneville.
NEWS
March 28, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Officials of the tribal homeland of Bophuthatswana yesterday ordered an investigation into the police slayings of 11 blacks, and the South African government renewed stringent restrictions on public meetings. A homeland police spokesman, Col. David George, confirmed that police gunfire Wednesday killed 11 people and wounded at least 37 on a sports field in the homeland, and that 2,500 others were arrested. Bophuthatswana's president, Lucas Mangope, appointed Judge Edgar Smith to investigate the shootings and issue a report "as a matter of urgency.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * SURVIVOR'S REMORSE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Starz. * MULANEY. 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox 29.   REMEMBER what Carrie Mathison was like before Sgt. Nicholas Brody entered her life? You probably don't, even if you've never missed an episode of Showtime's "Homeland," which returns for its fourth season on Sunday with a Carrie (Claire Danes) we've never really seen before, or at least one who's not necessarily the most screwed-up person in every room she enters.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who is Nicholas Brody? Is the antihero at the heart of Showtime's espionage thriller Homeland an American hero or an Islamist terrorist? Portrayed by British thesp Damian Lewis ( Life , The Forsyte Saga ) with a reserved intensity that can be disquieting to watch, Brody was a U.S. Marine sergeant held prisoner for eight years by al-Qaeda who came home in the pilot episode a hero. In Season 1, we found the military man had converted to Islam - and the Islamist cause - while in captivity.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
If the world could just keep it down to a dull roar on Sunday night, the Leader of the Free World would like to enjoy the return of his favorite show, Homeland . Not that the newly embraced Emmy darling qualifies as escapist entertainment. The second season opens with angry Arab mobs rioting outside an American embassy. But the creators of Homeland aren't celebrating their prescience. In fact, they're worried that the plot may be a little too spot-on. "The script was written months ago and filmed in early June and, all of a sudden, to have events catch up to us?"
NEWS
September 2, 1987 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
Not that it ever actually invited him, but We the People 200 has gotten word that Lech Walesa will not be coming to Philadelphia for the big Sept. 17 constitutional celebration. Walesa, founder of the Polish trade union Solidarity and winner of the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize, told the Associated Press last week that he would like to attend the celebration. But the State Department told We the People executive director Fred Stein yesterday that Walesa had informed them he would not attempt to make the trip.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
BILLIONS 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime In his new Showtime series, "Billions," he plays a hedge-fund mogul whose choices move the markets, but Damian Lewis is a bit of a ditherer. So the decision to return to Showtime, where he'd won an Emmy for playing Marine-turned-terrorist Nicholas Brody in "Homeland" didn't come easily. "I do make plans. I try to make plans because I desperately try to create some sort of structure. But, of course, that's a fool's game," the British actor said in an interview last summer in Beverly Hills.
NEWS
December 20, 2015
* HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Will Carrie (Claire Danes), last seen running into a railroad tunnel, manage to foil the terrorists' plans for a gas attack on Berlin's main train station? As Season 5 comes to an end, the danger seems all too real. * SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 11:29 p.m. Saturday, NBC10. Upper Darby's Tina Fey hosts with her friend (and "Sisters" co-star) Amy Poehler. And if that's not enough to keep you up past "Weekend Update," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be there, too. * THE WIZ LIVE!
NEWS
October 5, 2015
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. In Season 2, creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta take us far beyond Perrotta's original novel, to a place called Miracle, a Texas town that was somehow immune from the vanishing of 2 percent of the world's population. Emmy winner Regina King (pictured right, with Carrie Coon) joins the cast. * HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Picking up nearly two years after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Season 5 places now-former CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * MADAM SECRETARY. 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * THE AFFAIR. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. IT'S NOT OFTEN that I love a show without making a pest of myself to get other people to watch it, but that's where I was with HBO's "The Leftovers" a year ago. And it's where I remain as the show created by Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta returns for a second season Sunday with a giant leap beyond Perrotta's novel.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Marcus Brown, whose nomination to lead the Pennsylvania State Police was quashed earlier this year, has been tapped again by Gov. Wolf for a public safety post. Wolf on Thursday appointed Brown director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, where he will lead the state's response to terrorism and infrastructure threats. "The commonwealth must take every step necessary to protect its citizens from terrorist threats, and I am confident that Col. Brown's leadership and experience will be an asset to the commonwealth in this role," Wolf said in a statement.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Department of Homeland Security official said Thursday his agency was surveying the security vulnerabilities of all Philadelphia buildings and facilities near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where Pope Francis will appear twice in September. William Ryan, protective security adviser in Philadelphia, said his agency was examining building exits, screening employees, and searching for hazardous materials to get ready for the papal visit Sept. 26 and 27. He said the agency would make security recommendations for the hotels and other buildings it surveys.
NEWS
May 7, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fidel Napier left home early Monday to drop off his daughter at school, his wife said. When he returned to his Pennsauken home, agents from the Department of Homeland Security were there to take him into custody. Napier, 37, had been waiting for that moment for months, since learning he would be deported to his native Jamaica because of a 1998 drug conviction. The agents allowed him to call his wife, Kiyonna, who raced home from work to say goodbye. "They wouldn't let me touch him or anything," Kiyonna Napier said Tuesday.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
Growing up in the Palpa district of Nepal, Rina Lama remembers childhood holidays spent at her father's home in a remote farmland village. She recalls walls covered in pictures, and family heirlooms. Afternoons spent chasing animals on her farm, and working around a house that meant "more to us than gold. " On Saturday, that house - one that was home for seven generations of Lama's family - collapsed, crushing and killing her aunt. Lama, from her home in Philadelphia, learned that the woman was among at least 16 other relatives believed to have died in the earthquake that killed thousands - and left millions homeless and confused.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Cuban community welcomed news of Pope Francis' planned visit to their homeland on his way to the United States this fall, hoping it continues thawing relations between the two nations and helps the island's residents. "It's extraordinary for a dynamic religious leader to be able to bridge the diplomatic Cold War that's been going on," said Richard Negrin, city managing director. Negrin's parents fled Cuba in 1961 and his father was later killed by Cuban terrorists after they mistook him for a communist sympathizer.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
MAYOR NUTTER is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to discuss preparations for the upcoming papal visit to the city, the mayor's spokesman said yesterday. Nutter and Johnson may also discuss security details related to the next Democratic National Convention that is scheduled to take place here in 2016 after the mayor leaves office, and the city's policy regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests, spokesman Mark McDonald said.
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