White House Pushes to Block Abuse Photos; NY Immigration Fraud Probe Expands; When Clout Goes to College
White House Pushes to Block Abuse Photos » The Obama administration asked a federal court of appeals in New York on Thursday to recall its order requiring the release of photographs held by the Pentagon that depict the abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. — Washington Post
NY Immigration Fraud Probe Expands » New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that his office had issued more than 50 subpoenas to individuals and businesses in New York City -- including numerous immigrant-assistance organizations, a travel agency, an English-language school and a church -- as part of a widening investigation into immigration fraud. — New York Times
When Clout Goes to College » According to a probe by the Chicago Tribune, hundreds of applicants to the University of Illinois have received special consideration in the last five years, with state lawmakers and university trustees intervening in some cases to admit subpar students over the protests of admissions officers.
Gulfstream Pilots Allege Fraudulent Flight Hours » Current and former pilots and other employees at Gulfstream International Airlines allege that the company of regularly falsified certain flight-time records so pilots could be scheduled to work more hours than permitted under federal safety rules. — Wall Street Journal ($)
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» Alaska Native Corporations Under Scrutiny in US Senate (ADN)
» Big Donors, Bundlers Among Obama's Ambassador Picks (AFP)
» Financial Overhaul Raises Questions (WSJ/$)
» The Man Who Decides Madoff Claims (NYT)
» Chicago Alderman Indicted in Payoff Scheme (ChiTrib)
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May 29, 2009; 11:28 AM ET
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