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October 16, 1990 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National swim team coaches from the United States, Hong Kong and Australia suspect the Chinese women's team of using steroids in the wake of China's world-best performances during last month's Asian Games. Richard Quick, coach of the U.S. national team and Stanford women's team, said he felt obligated to speak out after the Chinese produced three times that rank No. 1 in the world this year and three others that are No. 2 during the competition at Beijing.
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May 7, 1985 | United Press International
Suburban Maryland residents surprised by low-flying helicopters and bursts of gunfire have been told that an abandoned hospital building is being used by the Secret Service and police for secret training. The agency reportedly obtained a license from the District of Columbia to use the old Glen Dale Hospital in Maryland for training exercises, which Secret Service spokesman Jack Taylor declined to discuss Monday. The Secret Service is charged with protecting the President and other dignitaries.
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May 7, 1985 | United Press International
Suburban Maryland residents surprised by low-flying helicopters and bursts of gunfire have been told that an abandoned hospital building is being used by the Secret Service and police for secret training. The agency reportedly obtained a license from the District of Columbia to use the old Glen Dale Hospital in Maryland for training exercises, which Secret Service spokesman Jack Taylor declined to discuss Monday. The Secret Service is charged with protecting the President and other dignitaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2010 | By Scott Kraft, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from New York ? To tell the big-screen tale of Valerie Plame, a real-life CIA spy whose covert identity was blown by the White House, director Doug Liman needed a special kind of actress: someone who could build an emotional wall around herself and still convey "a sense that there's a good person inside her. " He was convinced that that actress was Naomi Watts. But after a pre-shoot with Watts and costar Sean Penn last year, Liman called his producer in a panic. "We've got to toughen Naomi up, a.s.a.
WORLD
November 15, 2009 | Greg Miller
The CIA has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Pakistan's intelligence service since the Sept. 11 attacks, accounting for as much as one-third of the foreign spy agency's annual budget, current and former U.S. officials say. The Inter-Services Intelligence agency also has collected tens of millions of dollars through a classified CIA program that pays for the capture or killing of wanted militants, a clandestine counterpart to the rewards...
NEWS
August 19, 1987
A weeklong Soviet offensive against Muslim rebels near Kabul--the largest since the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan--caused heavy casualties and widespread destruction, according to Western diplomats. The operation, which began Aug. 8, consisted of artillery, rocket and aerial bombardment of rebel areas, said the diplomats, who asked not to be identified.
WORLD
June 21, 2013 | By David S. Cloud and Raja Abdulrahim, Tribune newspapers
WASHINGTON - White House officials refused to comment Friday on a Los Angeles Times report that CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons since late last year, saying only that the U.S. had increased its assistance to the rebellion. The covert U.S. training at bases in Jordan and Turkey began months before President Obama approved plans to begin directly arming the opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to U.S. officials and rebel commanders.
NEWS
November 9, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An internal CIA investigation found no evidence the agency knew anything about alleged drug smuggling activities at an airport in Mena, Ark., where the CIA once held a secret training exercise. "No evidence has been found that the CIA was associated with money laundering, narcotics trafficking, arms smuggling or other illegal activities at or around Mena, Ark., at any time," said the report. The investigation was conducted by Frederick P. Hitz, the CIA inspector general.
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October 5, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton toured the Secret Service training facility in suburban Maryland for almost four hours, reportedly delighting in demonstrations of how agents are trained to safeguard the first family's lives. Tightly shielded from news cameras and reporters, agents showed the Clintons how they would respond to attack by rocket-propelled grenades. During the visit, three explosions were felt across the sprawling campus.
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April 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush got behind the wheel of a sports car, put it in reverse and executed an escape maneuver during a tour of the Secret Service training center in Beltsville. Under the watchful eyes of Secret Service experts, a spokesman said, Bush backed a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro down a practice track and spun 180 degrees at 40 mph. The car continued front-end-first in the same direction--an evasive maneuver known as the "J turn."
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March 28, 1996 | Associated Press
In an apparent violation of the Bosnian peace accord, officers in the Muslim-Croat police force are refusing to let international monitors watch them work, the United Nations said Wednesday. The police monitors were barred from patrolling with the force in the formerly Serbian suburb of Ilidza and denied access to its duty room, despite provisions in the accord that call for them to observe the local police's day-to-day work, U.N. officials said.
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