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Ripken to visit Japan as U.S. sports ambassador

Cal Ripken Jr. aspires to one day become president and CEO of a major league baseball team. For now, the Hall of Fame infielder is satisfied with his current title: U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy, a position that provides him the ...

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Judge dismisses Blackwater founder from lawsuit brought by former employees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a ruling made public ...

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Army says WikiLeaks suspect fit to stand trial

WASHINGTON — The Army says the intelligence analyst suspected of illegally passing government secrets to the WikiLeaks website has been found competent to stand trial. Army spokesman Gary Tallman says a panel of experts completed its evaluation of Pfc. Bradley ...

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US government to defend tactics in WikiLeaks probe

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Government lawyers will be in court Tuesday to defend some of their tactics in a criminal investigation of leaks of secret documents by the WikiLeaks website. Lawyers for three people associated with WikiLeaks — including a member ...

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Lawmakers support Maryland anti-terror training site

ADAMSTOWN — State lawmakers from Frederick County are endorsing a former factory site near Adamstown as a training center for U.S. embassy security workers. The county’s delegation to the General Assembly agreed Friday to write a letter supporting Alcoa Inc.’s ...

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Defense seeks GI’s release in WikiLeaks case

HAGERSTOWN — The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks says he has asked the government to release his client from a Marine Corps brig due to what he says are needlessly ...

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