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2005-11-17 20:42:52

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's inspector general has agreed to review the prewar intelligence activities of former U.S. defense undersecretary Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war, congressional officials said on Thursday. News of the Defense Department probe comes at a time of bitter political debate over whether President George W. Bush misled the American people with prewar intelligence. The increasingly biter dispute has pitted the president and...

2005-11-10 18:49:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immigration and customs operations of the recently created Department of Homeland Security are inefficient and should be merged, the department's inspector general said on Thursday. The inspector general said in a report that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- created in early 2003 when 22 agencies were combined into the mammoth Homeland Security Department -- were incapable of coordinating their efforts in...

2005-11-08 21:39:23

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's inspector general has been asked to investigate the prewar intelligence role of a planning office headed by former U.S. defense policy chief Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war, officials said on Tuesday. The request was made by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in a letter sent in August. It said the Defense Department should determine whether Feith and his Office of Special Plans wielded excessive...

2005-11-05 00:07:07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kenneth Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries such as the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, is the subject of an inquiry into possible misuse of federal money and the use of phantom or unqualified employees, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing officials involved in the examination, the Times reported that investigators had interviewed several officials at the agency and that the...

2005-10-06 13:04:17

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top officials who managed U.S. reconstruction projects in Iraq have been hired by some of the same big companies that received those contracts and which are now involved in a rush of deals to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. A review of company statements and documents show that two former directors of the Projects and Contracting Office in Baghdad are now working -- either directly or indirectly -- with major Iraq contractors. Top officials...

2005-09-29 16:45:24

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers requested on Thursday an investigation into the sudden resignation of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford and whether it was related to potential conflicts of interest from financial holdings. Crawford stepped down from the FDA's top post on September 23, just two months after surviving a tough confirmation battle in the Senate. Bush administration officials gave no explanation for the unexpected exit....

2005-09-08 15:44:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines, the No. 1 U.S. air carrier, was accused of safety violations in a civil lawsuit seeking over $1 million in fines announced on Thursday by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. American, owned by AMR Corp., denied the accusation in the lawsuit filed on September 6 in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, saying that it had never compromised passengers' safety. The lawsuit stems from a Federal Aviation Administration inspector's claim that he observed...


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Inspector, Chalcostephia flavifrons
2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin