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- Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’ after 9/11
- Obama administration asked whole D.C. Circuit to take on major Obamacare case
- Mark Levin: Topple GOP leadership or country will ‘unravel’
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- John Kerry condemns attack on Israeli soldiers, kidnapping
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- Geraldo slammed as ‘dummy’ for backing Clinton’s bin Laden claim
- Israeli spokesman: No need to debate who broke the cease-fire
- 35 Palestinians killed; Israeli officer missing
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American Red Cross names new president
NEW YORK — The American Red Cross named a veteran executive who teaches at Harvard Business School as its new president yesterday, filling a post vacated last year because of a sex scandal.
Gail J. McGovern, a professor of marketing, previously held top management positions at AT&T; Corp. and Fidelity Investments.
She will take over June 23, replacing Mark Everson, the former head of the Internal Revenue Service. The charity’s board of governors demanded Mr. Everson’s resignation in November because he had an extramarital affair with an official from a local Red Cross chapter in Mississippi.
Since November, the Red Cross has been led on an interim basis by Mary Elcano, who will return to her duties as general counsel and corporate secretary.
Judge declares mistrial in celebrity pathologist case
PITTSBURGH — A federal judge declared a mistrial yesterday in the fraud case against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht, who was accused of using his staff at the county coroner’s office to do work for his lucrative private practice.
Federal prosecutors said they were ready to retry Dr. Wecht, who gained fame by inquiring into the deaths of well-known figures including Elvis Presley, JonBenet Ramsey and Vincent Foster. A new trial date was set for May 27.
U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab made the announcement after the jurors, for the second time, gave him a note saying they were unable to reach a verdict on any of the charges against Dr. Wecht. Jurors deliberated the 41 counts for more than 50 hours over 11 days.
Police to learn how to spot fake papers
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas State Police troopers will be trained on how to examine and detect forged identity documents carried by suspected illegal immigrants, but will not have the power to make immigration arrests, officials said yesterday.
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