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Ports Security

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Bush has received a gift, of sorts, in the ports security debate.

The United Arab Emirates-owned company at the center of the furor has offered to submit to a broader review of security issues. The move could help Bush in his battle with fellow Republicans in Congress.

But one critic of the deal for DP World to take over major operations at six US ports says the "devil is in the details."

Senator Charles Schumer says the firm's offer for a new review is a step forward, but he'll still introduce legislation today to ensure a thorough probe.

But the deal means threatened legislation may be put on hold by Republican leaders.

The Treasury Department says in a statement it will promptly begin the review once DP World formally files a request for one.


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