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Jul 10, 2014 — Miriam Carey, 34, was fatally shot by two police officers last fall after she led them on a high-speed pursuit from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.
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Dec 20, 2013 — After a 2012 scandal involving some Secret Service personnel conduct in Colombia, Homeland Security's inspector general launched an investigation into the agency's culture.
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Nov 14, 2013 — After one senior supervisor allegedly left a bullet behind in a woman's hotel room, an investigation led to alleged sexually suggestive emails he and another agent sent to a female agent.
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Mar 26, 2013 — Pierson will become the first woman to hold that post and she takes the helm at a controversial time in the agency's history.
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Feb 1, 2013 — The retirement comes after a tough year for the service, which was rocked by a prostitution scandal that resulted in the resignation or firing of six agents.
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Nov 8, 2012 — From full protection and full entourage, the losing presidential candidate quickly goes back to reality. When he returned home early Wednesday from his concession speech, GOP nominee Mitt Romney rode in the back seat of a car driven by his son. Secret Service agents were on their way elsewhere.
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Jun 15, 2012 — The data, going back to 2004, total 229 pages. The list does not detail confirmed cases of misconduct, but rather accusations of such misbehavior as involvement with prostitutes.
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Apr 23, 2012 — Twelve agents were accused of cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. Six have already lost their jobs. One has been partially exonerated. Another 11 members of the U.S. military were also allegedly involved.
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Apr 18, 2012The New York Times has spoken with the woman whose argument with a Secret Service agent over her fee revealed that 11 agents and nine U.S. military personnel had been cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia.
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Apr 18, 2012 — The rocker told NRA members that he will either be "dead or in jail" next year if President Obama is re-elected. Nugent says that was not some sort of veiled threat.
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