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How Are CIA Moles Recruited?

Melissa Block talks to Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, about how moles are recruited in operations similar to the one which revealed the most recent "underwear" bomber plot.
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Outing Of Al-Qaida Double Agent May Benefit CIA

U.S. officials now say that the man picked to bring a bomb onboard an airliner bound for the United States was actually an agent working on behalf of the CIA. That's the latest twist in a complicated tale — and it raises questions about just how dangerous the group behind the plot really is.
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Fellow Senators Mourn Richard Lugar's Defeat

That the U.S. Senate is becoming less collegial, less thoughtful, less bipartisan has been a lament of recent years — and is likely to get even more prevalent now that 36-year veteran Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., has lost his GOP primary.
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Texas Inmate Rivals Obama In W.Va. Primaries

In West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, a little-known candidate named Keith Judd took 41 percent of the vote. That's compared to President Obama's 61 percent. Melissa Block speaks with Associated Press reporter Lawrence Messina about how a Texas prison inmate could garner so many votes.
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Bomb Plot: Secrets Didn't Stay Secret For Long

In the post-Sept. 11 world, intelligence operations are discussed much more freely. This was evident once again with the foiled bomb plot in Yemen. Despite the sensitivity of the case, the details have come out quickly.
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Government Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Public sector jobs, with their competitive pay and benefits, have long been considered the most secure form of employment in America. But as government shrinks, data show African-American workers are bearing the worst of the cuts.

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