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The Campaign Trail » As Gov. Sarah Palin makes an electrifying GOP convention debut, questions continue regarding the dismissal of Alaska's public safety commissioner (The Washington Post) ... Palin has asked for a separate review of the case (Anchorage Daily News) ... John McCain denounces tabloid reports for smearing Palin's family (The Trail) ... Democrats say Sen. Joe Lieberman in jeopardy of losing key Senate committee chairmanship (The Post) ... and court documents reveal violent plans by anarchist RNC protesters (Reuters).
Kilpatrick in Court » Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to plead guilty today to two felony counts, a move that would cost him his job and end an eight-month scandal. — Detroit Free Press
Radiation Detector Plan Falls Short » An audit of $1.2 billion program aimed at preventing radioactive materials from being smuggled into the United States raises concerns about the project's cost and effectiveness. — The Washington Post
Whistleblower Cases Dismissed » The Department of Labor has dismissed 841 whistleblower complaints since 2002, many of them on the basis of a technicality that employees worked for corporate subsidiaries. — The Wall Street Journal
KBR Figure Guilty » A former KBR chief executive pleads guilty to federal charges for bribing Nigerian government officials in return for contracts. — The Washington Post
Medtronic Linked to Complications » Medtronic's "Infuse Bone Graft" product has been linked to life-threatening complications in dozens of surgeries; whistleblower lawsuits allege illegal marketing. — The Wall Street Journal
Brokers Indicted for Fraud » Federal prosecutors are accusing two former Credit Suisse Securities brokers of a $1 billion bait-and-switch, selling securities backed by student loan accounts that didn't exist. — The New York Times
Physicist Charged in Conspiracy Case » A professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee has been charged with illegally sharing senstive technology with students from China and Iran. — The Washington Post
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