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POSTED: 09:45 AM ET, 09/ 3/2008 by Amanda Zamora

Today's look at investigative news across the Web. Did we miss something? Drop us a line.

The Campaign Trail » The trail is still focused very much on the candidacy of Sarah Palin: Campaign aides confirm Palin was not interviewed at length until the day before she was picked (The Washington Post) ... another police official says he was fired for getting in Palin's way (The Blotter) ... The Atlantic's Joshua Green examines how and when McCain could replace his VP pick ... meanwhile, Alaska lawmakers continue to wrangle with Palin over a state ethics investigation (CNN).

Kilpatrick Hearing » Lawyers for Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick failed to halt today's hearing by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who will decide whether to remove Kilpatrick from office. — Detroit Free Press

'Speed Bumps' With Terror Data » Analysts and contractors cite flaws with the Railhead system, a major effort to upgrade intelligence computers that hold the government's master list of terrorist identities. — The Washington Post

SEIU Announces Ethics Panel » In the wake of scandals at several local union shops, the powerful Service Employees International Union is forming an ethics commission to establish tough new rules for union leaders. — The New York Times

Afghanistan Airstrike » The U.S. military released a summary of its investigation into a disputed airstrike on a village in Western Afghanistan, citing video footage, photos and an analysis of burial sites indicating five civilian deaths; the U.N. claims 90 civilians were killed. — The Washington Post

From Russia, Without Love » Russian officials present the passport of U.S. Army veteran found at a Georgian outpost as evidence of American involvement, though interviews with the man, who works as a teacher in southern China, suggest otherwise. — The Wall Street Journal

By Amanda Zamora |  September 3, 2008; 9:45 AM ET The Daily Read
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