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Investigations You Need to Read: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today in accountability news:

  • Federal auditors blocked the Army's plans to award a $1 billion contract in Afghanistan to the company formerly known as Blackwater, according to The Washington Post.
  • With state cuts to reimbursements, more doctors are turning away Medicaid patients, reports The New York Times.
  • USA Today reports that lawmakers on their way out of office still have hundreds of thousands--sometimes even millions--in cash left over from campaigns, and many ways to spend it.
  • Star-Tribune: Minnesotans who purchased "Support Our Troops" license plates thought they were supporting their military families and veterans, not paying for one of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's staffers.
  • Lehman Brothers Fired a 14-year Company Veteran After He Blew the Whistle on its Bad Accounting Practices, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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