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Documents Back Saudi Link to Extremists; Rise in Native Contracts Eyed; DHS to Curb Spy-Satellite Program

POSTED: 09:40 AM ET, 06/24/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Documents Back Saudi Link to Extremists New York Times
Documents gathered by lawyers for families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremists by members of the Saudi royal family, but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles.

Rise in Native Contracts Under Scrutiny Anchorage Daily News
Special contracting rules for Native corporations have allowed them to "qualify for large contracts while circumventing the normal competition process" according to a new report by the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight.

DHS to Cut Police Access to Spy-Satellite Data Washington Post
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced plans to kill a controversial Bush administration program to expand the use of spy satellites by domestic law enforcement and other agencies.

Madoff Client Netted $5 Billion ProPublica
It is rare these days to see Bernard Madoff's name in print unaccompanied by the word "Ponzi." But it now appears that the biggest winner in Madoff's scheme may not have been Madoff at all, but a secretive businessman named Jeffry Picower.

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By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  June 24, 2009; 9:40 AM ET The Daily Read
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