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Lawmakers Told Top DHS Official Played Politics, Appeared to Violate Ethics

abcnews.go.com — The Homeland Security Inspector General told Congress today that the federal agency's second in command violated his own ethics policy at least three times by giving special access -- or the appearance of favorable treatment -- to powerful political insiders seeking help with immigration matters.

Congress May Further Probe Special Immigration Program for Wealthy

abcnews.go.com — Republicans in Congress voiced strong objections Tuesday in response to a scathing Homeland Security investigation that found a senior official appeared to give special treatment to politically-connected applicants when he ran a little-known federal program that offers visas to those who invest $500,000 in a job-creating business. U.S. Rep.

Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism

news.yahoo.com — Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering "an appearance of favoritism and special access" in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors, a new report from the agency's Inspector General says.

Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism

abcnews.go.com — Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering "an appearance of favoritism and special access" in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors, a new report from the agency's Inspector General says.

Arrests in Deadly Tunisia Attack, as US Museums Go on Alert

abcnews.go.com — Authorities have arrested nine people in connection with a gun attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis that killed 22 people and two alleged attackers, a spokeswoman for the Tunisian presidential office told ABC News.

Deadly Tunisia Attack Puts US Museums on Alert

abcnews.go.com — As security forces in Tunisia this morning search for more accomplices to a deadly terror attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis that left at least 19 people dead, plus two suspected attackers, authorities in the United States are stepping up security at some of this country's most popular museums, fearful of a follow-on or copy-cat attack.

UPDATE: Hopkins Won’t Discuss Internal Review on Black Lung Program

abcnews.go.com — Nearly a year-and-a-half after Johns Hopkins Hospital promised to investigate reports that medical opinions from doctors at the prestigious hospital were skewed to favor coal companies over America's coal miners, the hospital says it has completed its review - but it will not share the results.

CIA Chief: Iraqi Good Guys and Bad Guys “Tough to Sort Out”

abcnews.go.com — In the strongest public warning to date from an American official, the director of the CIA, John Brennan, today said if the Iraqi Security Forces and Shiite militias are involved in war crimes and tactics similar to ISIS, it "needs to be exposed, needs to be stopped." Brennan made the comments...

Head of US Military Repeatedly Warned Iraq About Troops’ Conduct

abcnews.go.com — America's top military official repeatedly warned Iraqi leaders about the conduct of both the Iraqi military and the militias that fight alongside them, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The Iraqi government says it has launched an investigation into alleged atrocities committed by Iraqi troops and Shia militias, some captured in a trove of images and footage found online, as revealed in an ABC News investigation Wednesday.

'Dirty Brigades': US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes

abcnews.go.com — U.S.-trained and armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS, are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the terror group, American and Iraqi officials told ABC News. Some Iraqi units have already been cut off from U.S.
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