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Mark Sullivan, left, director of the United States Secret Service, and Charles Edwards, acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testify before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Sullivan repeatedly spoke to the professional and ethical nature of most people in the Secret Service, but he did say that they took the actions in Cartagena seriously and will make every effort to ensure that such actions do not occur again. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
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Mark Sullivan, left, director of the United States Secret Service, and Charles Edwards, acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testify before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Sullivan repeatedly spoke to the professional and ethical nature of most people in the Secret Service, but he did say that they took the actions in Cartagena seriously and will make every effort to ensure that such actions do not occur again. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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