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The head of the Senate homeland security committee, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), said on Thursday that he plans to investigate how a Florida man was able to fly a gyrocopter through restricted airspace and land on the U.S. Capitol lawn.

Johnson released a statement saying that the Wednesday incident demonstrated that "the risk to America and Americans is ever present" and that he planned to demand answers from agencies in charge of security.

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NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel issued a statement on Wednesday correcting details about the gunmen who kidnapped him and his crew in Syria in December 2012.

In his statement, Engel said that following the incident, he incorrectly claimed that Shiite gunmen of the Shabiha militia loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad kidnapped him and his team.

However, after an inquiry from the New York Times about the incident, Engel and his team discovered that they were abducted by a Sunni militant group who merely claimed to be affiliated with the Shabiha. The NBC team was also likely freed by a rebel group with ties to the gunmen that kidnapped them.

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