Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

3 More Secret Service Employees “Resign”

The US Secret Service provides security for Po...

The US Secret Service provides security for Pope Benedict XVI at the Papal Mass in Washington DC on April 17, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Three more Secret Service employees “have chosen to resign” in connection with an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia, the agency says.

 

A twelfth employee has been implicated as part of the ongoing investigation, according to a written statement.

 

Three agents already had left the Secret Service in connection with the allegations. Five others are on administrative leave; one has been cleared of misconduct.

 

A military official said the total number of service members under a separate investigation for possible misconduct has increased to eleven.

 

 

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Bail Set for George Zimmerman

This map shows the incorporated and unincorpor...

This map shows the incorporated and unincorporated areas in Seminole County, Florida, highlighting Sanford in red. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Florida judge set bond at $150,000 for George Zimmerman, the man charged in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Mr. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder after the case sparked a national debate over racial profiling.

Mr. Martin’s family contends that Mr. Zimmerman racially profiled their son, who was walking back from a convenience store when he was killed on February 26.

Mr. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, maintains he acted in self-defense. His family says he did not profile Mr. Martin.

The case stirred debate over Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, which allows people to use deadly force when they feel a reasonable threat of death.

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Airplane Crashes in Pakistan

Map of Pakistan

Map of Pakistan (Photo credit: Omer Wazir)

An airplane with 127 people on board crashed near an airport in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Pakistan‘s GEO-TV reports, citing sources.

The country’s Civilian Aviation Authority confirmed reports of a crash, the station said.

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U.N. Approves 300 Monitors for Syria

The United Nations Security Council Chamber in...

The United Nations Security Council Chamber in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a measure Saturday that allows for an observer mission in Syria to be expanded to 300 unarmed military monitors across the country.

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