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  • Edwin Meese, a head of a commission investigating FBI counterterrorism efforts, says the panel will examine revelations about a human asset in direct contact with Osama bin Laden in the early 1990s. One of the panel's mandates, he said, is to dig into "what evidence wasn't known to the 9/11 Commission." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Panel to investigate handling of FBI mole; asset was close to bin Laden pre-9/11

    Members of a special panel examining the FBI's counterterrorism efforts over the past decade say they will "push hard" for an answer to why the bureau has never revealed information about a human asset it reportedly had in direct contact with al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden during the early 1990s.

  • Pedestrians cross a street at an old district area in Hong Kong Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his policy address on Wednesday in which he pledged to tackle Hong Kong's housing shortage as well as increase assistance to low-income families. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    FEULNER: What Hong Kong could teach the U.S.

    My previous column focused on why the United States is no longer among the top 10 nations listed in the annual "Index of Economic Freedom." It's important to put this in a larger context and explain why it matters.

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