Alexandria, Va., Police Office Dennis Vafier uses a laptop in his squad car to scan vehicle license plates during his patrol of the area. The Homeland Security Department had rejected plans to give it access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
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published Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.