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Checkpoint Washington: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

CIA gets a new watchdog

The CIA announced a new inspector general had finally been sworn in.

By Greg Miller  | October 7, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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DEA denies letter lets Karzai's brother off the hook

A note from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has made Ahmed Wali Karzai, long suspected of enriching himself off Afghanistan's opium trade, a happy man. "I think it's wonderful," he said by telephone from Kandahar. "I always mentioned that I...

By Joshua Partlow and Greg Miller  | October 6, 2010; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Deadlines for holiday mail to troops announced

Are you planning to mail holiday packages to troops in Afghanistan in Iraq? The U.S. Postal Service issued its holiday deadlines Wednesday, urging customers to plan ahead.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 6, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Americans register in droves with State after travel alert

The State Department's travel alert for Europe on Sunday may have generated confusion or even scorn over its vagueness. But don't say Americans don't listen to the State Department. After officials issued the alert, which cautioned about possible threats by...

By Glenn Kessler  | October 5, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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U.S. pledges $4 billion for global fund to fight HIV/AIDS

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will seek $4 billion for the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis over the next three years, and indicated that more funds might be available if the program is reformed.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 5, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Does Christine O'Donnell know something about China that you don't?

In a 2006 debate, Christine O'Donnell, the Republican Senate nominee from Delaware, claimed that she had classified information about China's plans to take over America.

By John Pomfret  | October 5, 2010; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Can the Pentagon keep classified information safe?

The Pentagon agency responsible for making sure contractors are properly handling classified information is having a tough time doing its job.

By Dana Hedgpeth  | October 5, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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U.S. considers chicken-raising in Afghanistan

The Air Force's Central Command contract office is asking members of the poultry industry whether they have any interest in setting up an integrated chicken-raising business in the Kabul area to supply the Afghan Defense Ministry's dining facilities and nearby commissaries. The aim in any such venture would be to provide the Afghan ministry with a high-protein food source. Up to now, it's been mostly red meat for the ministry, apparently.

By Walter Pincus  | October 4, 2010; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Nobel oddsmakers look kindly on the Chinese

A Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year sentence for writing a document calling for more freedom is the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Ireland's largest bookmaker.

By John Pomfret  | October 4, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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