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Warning signs ignored [Editorial]

As attention this week is focused on security and how a man was able to scale the White House fence and get inside, equally important questions remain concerning the care this war veteran received, or whether he even reached out for help. Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas appeared in federal court Monday on charges of entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon. Police say he had a small pocket knife with him. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. In the wake of the incident, White House security and the Secret Service have come under fire, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said that it would hold a hearing...

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