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Videos appear to contradict Medal of Honor winner’s account of Afghan battle

Videos shot during a 2009 battle in Afghanistan appear to contradict with the narrative of events described by the Marine Corps, White House and a Marine sergeant who was awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions there. An ongoing McClatchy investigation found that those videos, which were shot by…

Government targeting instructors in lie detector courses

Federal authorities have launched investigations against instructors advertising training for people looking to beat lie detector tests, McClatchy Newspapers reported on Friday. “My wife and I are terrified,” one polygrapher, Chad Dixon, told McClatchy regarding his guilty plea to charges of obstructing an agency proceeding and wire fraud. “I stumbled…

FBI can obtain phone records without oversight, Justice Dept memo claims

Without court oversight, the nation’s top law enforcement agency can obtain domestic records of telephone conversations made to international receivers, the Justice Department claimed recently. “[The Office of Legal Counsel] agreed with the FBI that under certain circumstances (word or words redacted) allows the FBI to ask for and obtain…

Olbermann: BP may be ‘in deep sheep dip’

As evidence of negligence in the BP oil spill continues to accumulate, legal experts are suggesting that criminal charges may be next on the horizon. “There is no question there’ll be an enforcement action,” a former head of the Justice Department’s environmental crimes section told the McClatchy Newspapers. “And, it’s…

Field commanders who tried to warn McChrystal penalized

According to sources quoted today by McClatchy newspapers, two field commanders warned Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal repeatedly about a worthless Afghanistan outpost that was too costly to defend. The field commanders are now facing penalties after two high-level military investigations. Once McChrystal decided to keep open an outpost at…

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