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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: White House Edition

The security cordon around the country's most famous residence is growing taller and stronger, again.
May 3, 2016, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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This is an impossible photo for an ordinary citizen of the United States to achieve, thanks to the security perimeter surrounding the White House.
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"A proposal to replace the White House fence would double its height, to nearly 14 feet, and provide other measures to deter would-be intruders," according to an article by Dana Hedgpeth.

The proposal follows news that the White House went into lockdown twice past week due to security concerns. "On Tuesday, a 30-year-old man jumped the fence at the neighboring Eisenhower Office Building. The next day, the Secret Service arrested a man who they said threw personal belongings over the White House fence," reports Hedgpeth.

The new fence, proposed by the U.S. Secret Service and National Park Service, would require approval by the Fine Arts Commission and the National Capital Planning Commission.

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Published on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in The Washington Post
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