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Puerto Rico
White House adds Harford County to federal drug task force

After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced Monday. The county is the latest local government to join the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, in which local law enforcement officials receive money and analysis from the federal government to help target drug shipments. The nation's 28 HIDTA programs receive about $280 million in federal money each year, an administration official said. Local and federal officials said the announcement comes...