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BAE Systems, a defense company used by the U.S. government in the Middle East, admitted their chief executive Mike Turner and an unnamed official of the company were held by U.S. officials in Houston last week and issued subpoenas regarding a corruption investigation. The subpoenas are a result of a probe into the company's alleged arms deal with Saudi Arabia. (The Independent)

The practice of "earmark skimming," or federal agencies withholding of funds appropriated for projects, has drawn the attention of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) after at least two of his earmarks in Nebraska fell short of agreed monetary payout. (New York Times)