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Scandal Puts Secret Service Culture In The Spotlight

After alleged misbehavior that involved prostitution, the U.S. Secret Service revoked top security clearances of 11 agents who have been put on administrative leave and remain under investigation. The agents were part of the advance team that traveled to Colombia before President Obama arrived to attend the Summit of the Americas. The scandal has focused attention on the training and standards typically upheld by the Secret Service.
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Drones Moving From War Zones To The Home Front

Congress recently passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which — along with funding the Federal Aviation Administration's budget through 2015 — encourages the acceleration of unmanned aircraft programs in U.S. airspace. Drones have taken on a large role in military operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The new legislation could make the technology more prevalent in several arenas, from local police departments to farmers monitoring crops. What exactly are drones, how are they used — now and potentially — and do they threaten people's rights to free speech and privacy?
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At Scandal-Ridden Federal Agency, All Sorts Of Abuses

"Every time we turned over a stone we found 50 more with all kinds of things crawling out," General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller told Congress this morning.
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Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?

A report issued Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group found fault with Microsoft, Amazon and Apple. Greenpeace ranked the companies according to the efficiency of their cloud facilities, as well as where they get their electricity.
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At Least 20 Women Involved In 'Summit Scandal,' Senator Says

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has been briefed about the embarrassing incident by the director of the Secret Service.
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War Of The Worlds: When Science, Politics Collide

The tension between the two realms is greater than it's been in years, some scientists say. The latest battle played out in Tennessee, which just enacted a law that encourages teachers to question evolution despite the accepted science.

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