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Blackwater Moves To Arlington Under New Name

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Blackwater is now known as Xe services. The company will be moving its corporate headquarters, which includes 20 people, from North Carolina to Arlington, according to the Associated Press.

Under the Blackwater name, the firm provided guards for U.S. government officials in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company came under fire after a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 17 people dead.

A whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former employees against the company starts today in Alexandria. They accuse the company of cheating the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees.

However, the judge has already dismissed several of the suit's claims, including an allegation that Blackwater billed the government for prostitutes.

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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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