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April 14, 2012


Secret Service Scandal Widens

The rapidly unfolding prostitution scandal involving as many as a dozen Secret Service agents has upstaged President Obama's trip to Columbia, where he is discussing trade and the economy with 32 other heads of state, the Washington Post reports.

"Though the agency has said Obama's security was not compromised, the allegations of misconduct have brought intense scrutiny to an agency that had not had any major lapse since 2009, when two party crashers entered the White House uninvited. But the incident continued to grow Saturday when the Defense Department announced that five military personnel, who also are staying at the Hotel Caribe, violated curfew Wednesday night and have been confined to their rooms."

New York Times: "Much remained murky, including the precise number of agents under scrutiny and the timeline, and officials emphasized that the investigation was still in its early stages."












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