Boehner: Secret Service Scandal Left Black Mark On Agency

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says that the prostitution scandal involving the U.S. Secret Service has left a "black mark" on the agency and on the country. (0:20)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says that the prostitution scandal involving the U.S. Secret Service has left a “black mark” on the agency and on the country. (0:20)

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No Charges For Cop Who Shot Black Man 14 Times

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Appeals Court Strikes Down N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Mandate

Source: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Justice Department Calls Alstrom Bribery Scandal “Astounding”

“It was astounding in its breadth, its brazenness and its worldwide consequences,” said Deputy Attorney General James Cole.

3 Ways Violence Thrives- But Shouldn’t

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TRNS News Notes- 12/22

After deadly ambush, NYPD on alert
Pols: blame, pain, outrage
Civil rights leaders reax
North Korea back on terror list?
U.S. asks China for help
What could the U.S. do to North Korea?
WH / Sony spat / Crackle
Cuba: Obama defends actions

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